Indies at the Avalon: Chasing Portraits
The Avalon Theatre presents a eight-week film series taking place on Wednesday evenings. Our focus on out of the ordinary films is sure to surprise and delight movie-goers. Join us for one or purchase a pass for all 8 and get one film free!
Doors at 7:00pm
Film at 7:30pm
Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was a prolific Warsaw based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community in the interwar years. Sadly, he was murdered at Majdanek. After the Holocaust, Moshe's wife was only able to recover a small fraction of his work, but unbeknownst to the family, many other pieces survived. For more than a decade his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rynecki, has searched for the missing art, with remarkable and unexpected success. Spanning three generations, this documentary is a deeply moving narrative of the richness of one man's art, the devastation of war, and one woman's unexpected path to healing.
Directed By: Elizabeth Rynecki
Written By: Elizabeth Rynecki
Runtime: 78 minutes