Issues in Judaism Lecture Series: 1945 film screening and discussion

The Issues in Judaism Lecture Series Spring 2018 concludes with a screening and discussion of the film 1945 (2017), d irected by Ferenc Török and based on the short story Homecoming by Gabor T. Szántó. This film, set in 1945, tells the complex story of an Orthodox man and his grown son who return to a small village in Hungary. The village residents are both remorseful and suspicious as they expect the worst. Will these deported Jews demand their illegally acquired property back? All must come to terms with the war atrocities they may have witnessed or perpetrated, as well as their own personal gain versus the rights of the Jewish victims whose property they now possess. In Hungarian with English subtitles. (B/W, 91 minutes)

Annette Insdorf, professor of film at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and moderator of the popular Reel Pieces series at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening. Insdorf is the author of Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes. Book signing to follow.

Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Office of the Dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time:  4:30 p.m.

Location: Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center 

Admission: Free

For more information, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018





Student Center Theater
Student Center - Sondra and David S. Mack
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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