Jewish Community Center
Thursday evening April 19, 2012
601 Jefferson Ave. Scranton
The JCC Yom Hashoah Memorial event committee is proud to announce that this year’s program will feature the newly released film The Rescuers. This film, making the rounds at international film festivals, is being brought to us by Mr. Ben & Irma Schnessel, a member of the board of trustees of the Jewish Federation of NEPA.
“Ben is a close friend of Dr. Sylvia Smoller who is featured in the film”, explained Esther Adelman event chairperson.” Dr. Smoller herself will be with us to introduce the film and, time permitting, will answer questions after the film”.(Please look for further information about the film elsewhere in this issue).
There is no charge for this event.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Check below for the reviews…
PRAISE FOR THE RESCUERS
“Hugely informative, terrifically moving.”
– Robert W. Butler, film critic, Kansas City Star
“Provocative and genuinely inspiring.”
– John Hartl, film critic, Seattle Times
“The Rescuers is an important and timely film. It has a global message that speaks to our shared humanity. These incredible stories will inspire you and your family. Take a journey into the mystery of goodness!”
– Vicangelo Bulluck, Executive Director, NAACP Hollywood Bureau & Executive Producer Image Awards
“An extraordinary film…adding an historic and important film to the lexicon of memory.”
– Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center
“I could see The Rescuers getting a 2011 Academy Award nomination.”
– Bruce Fessier, The Desert Sun
“Fascinating. Emotional. Pace hopping. Heightens the modern relevance for young viewers.”
– Dennis Harvey, Variety
“More than just facts and figures about history, The Rescuers ponders the nature of heroism for individuals as well as for diplomacy as an institution.”
– Susan Doll, Facets Features