Wednesday, January 19, 2011

THE LABYRINTH: Marian Kolodziej, a Polish Catholic in Auschwitz

There is a documentary being shown at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles on January 27th (7:30pm Thursday evening).

Looks very interesting, I plan to see it.

“Four out of four stars.  The Labyrinth is the most powerful film I’ve seen this year.  Shocking, mesmerizing, unforgettable!” - Todd David Schwartz,  CurveWire
A documentary short about Marian Kolodziej, a Polish Catholic who was deported to Auschwitz at age 17 and arrived on one of the first transports. Kolodziej never spoke about his experience until after a stroke when he confronted his memories through art as part of his rehabilitation.  The Labyrinth is a journey through his drawings and art installations that now fill the large basement of a church near Auschwitz.
Panel discussion following the screening with:
Rabbi Michael Berenbaum,
Director, Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, California
Jason A. Schmidt,
award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer, director, editor and producer of The Labyrinth
Ron Schmidt,
Jesuit Priest, award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer of The Labyrinth
Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith,
Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 2000
Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein,
Director Interfaith Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Center

The Labyrinth Trailer from Jason Schmidt on Vimeo.

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