Oscar-winning director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s “13 Minutes” is the February selection for the 2020 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series.
This award-winning film traces the true story of Georg Elser, a carpenter from Konigsbrönn who, after becoming politically radicalized, unsuccessfully attempts to assassinate Hitler in 1939. Until today, Elser remains a largely unrecognized hero of German resistance to Hitler.
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Pier Marton (piermarton.info), presently the “Unlearning Specialist” at the School of No Media. Besides Yad Vashem, he has lectured on his artwork at the Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Museum, and the Walker Art Center. He has taught at several major U.S. universities. Marton’s father, photographer Ervin Marton, was in the French Résistance.
The screening will be at 1 pm on Feb. 23 in the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater at 12 Millstone Campus Drive. The film is in German and with English subtitles. Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public.
Learn more and RSVP at HMLC.org/Rosenberg-Film-Series. For further information, call 314-442-3711. The 2020 Sunday Afternoon Film Series is generously sponsored by Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg.