Before he died in the Holocaust, Polish artist Moshe Rynecki created close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures detailing the everyday lives of his Polish-Jewish community. When Poland was invaded by the Nazis, he left his works with friends for safekeeping. Yet after the war, his family found only a small number of them; the rest had been scattered around the world. Decades later, his great-granddaughter Elizabeth enlists the help of historians, curators, and art collectors to try to recover his extraordinary legacy. Written and directed by Elizabeth herself, spanning three decades of her life and three generations of her family, Chasing Portraits is a deeply moving documentary about the triumph of art over war and loss.
Sunday, July 7 | 3:30pm | Dryden Theatre
Director: Elizabeth Rynecki
Country: USA, Canada, Israel, Poland
Running Time: 78 min
Language: English, Polish (w/ subtitles)