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8:00 PM - THU 1/9 AVENTURA ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER Rush Line
8:00 PM - THU 1/9 THE PALACE CORAL GABLES Rush Line

World Premiere

Saul & Ruby, To Life

Directed by Tod Lending

USA | 80 minutes | 2020

Like many survivors of the Holocaust, after World War II, Saul and Ruby moved to America, started families and careers, grew old, and retired to South Florida. For them, settling near Fort Lauderdale could have been the last chapter in their story. But then they decided to start a klezmer band, which they named the Holocaust Survivor Band, drawing upon the music from their youth in Poland. The band summons the bittersweet memories of childhood, but more than that, it is a celebration of life. In this utterly heart-affecting and enthralling film, we follow Saul and Ruby’s musical journey, which begins in total obscurity, playing in residential homes for the elderly and small Jewish community organizations, to being invited to perform at venues across the country, including a coveted performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. This unique and compelling story is about having the courage to live one’s dreams, finding purpose and meaning in life at any age, the transcendent power of music, and the importance of speaking out against anti-Semitism and bigotry.

Featuring an Opening Night Party with a reception, wine, and live music from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Director Tod Lending and film subjects Saul Dreier & Ruby Sosnowicz will be in attendance at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

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Tod Lending is an Academy Award-nominated and national Emmy winning filmmaker whose work has been broadcasted and screened theatrically around the world. He is the president and founder of Nomadic Pictures, a documentary film production company based in Chicago.
Director Tod Lending
Countries of Production USA
Year of Presentation 2020
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Premiere Status World Premiere
Runtime 80 minutes
Principal Cast Saul Drier, Ruby Sosnowicz
Sponsor(s)

Haber Law

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