The Last Letter
Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.
"An epic of the imaginationÛthe saddest and most beautiful of lullabies."--New York
Famed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman makes his first foray into fiction with the The Last Letter.
In a shattering solo performance by the legendary Catherine Samie of the Comedie-Francaise, The Last Letter dramatizes a letter sent from a mother to her son during the fall of the Ukraine to the Nazis. The haunting monologue is based on a section of Russian writer Vasily Grossman's novel Life and Fate. (61 mins.)
Beginning each program is the restored Jewish Life in Cracow, a fascinating artifact of pre-Holocaust Poland produced to encourage diaspora Jews to visit their homeland. (Yitzhak Goskind, 1939; 10 mins.)
Join us after the screening on Sunday, May 4, for a discussion led by Neil Jacobs and David Neal Miller of Ohio State's Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.
Admission$5 students (tickets required)
Season SupportSupport for the 2002-03 film/video season provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
International films, documentaries, and visiting filmmaker presentations presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.