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Who We Are: Four Films. One People.
A Documentary Film Series Curated by Sheila Nevins
Nov 14th - Mar 13th 6:30 PM

10 East 66th Street
$10 Single Program | $36 All Four Programs | $180 Premium

Dates: 10/10 | 11/14 | 2/13 | 3/13

$10 Single Program
$36 General Admission (includes all four programs)
$180 Premium Ticket (reserved section to all four programs, post-show receptions with speakers and a copy of You Don’t Look Your Age . . . and Other Fairy Tales)

Follow links below for tickets to each individual event.

A filmmaker searches for the soul of her famous father.
A gay playwright erupts in fury at government indifference to an epidemic.
Two doctors agonize over the wasting away of their son.
A 10-year-old asks his great-grandfather an innocent question.

Ordinary people facing the extraordinary are the heart of exceptional documentaries, and The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is proud to present four such films, followed by conversations with their subjects. Designed by Sheila Nevins, former president of HBO Documentary Films, the series includes:

Wednesday, November 14
6:30 PM
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Larry Kramer was a successful screenwriter (Women in Love, Lost Horizon) when a mysterious disease began killing his friends. The story of his emergence as the political firebrand who ignited AIDS activism demonstrates what happens when one person has the courage to challenge authority.

After the film, Larry Kramer will discuss his activism with Sheila Nevins.

Wednesday, February 13
6:30 PM
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Sam Berns was just two years old when his parents, both physicians, were told he had a rare rapid-aging disorder with no cure: Progeria. By the time he celebrated his bar mitzvah, he had reached the average age of death for children with this disease. While his parents, Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr. Scott Berns, engaged in a relentless pursuit of a treatment, Sam accepted his condition with humor and grace.

After the film, Drs. Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns will talk about their son and their continuing work toward a cure for Progeria and other debilitating diseases of aging with Sheila Nevins.

Wednesday, March 13
6:30 PM
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Elliott Saiontz adored his 90-year-old great-grandfather Jack, especially Jack’s stories about soccer games and collecting hats during his childhood in Poland. But when the 10-year-old asked about the tattoo on his arm, Jack had to find a way to tell Elliott about the other side of his life: the ghetto, the loss of his family and surviving Auschwitz.

After the film, Stacey Saiontz (Elliott’s mother), Amy Schatz (producer) and Jeff Scher (animator) will join in conversation with Sheila Nevins.

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