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Maine Jewish Film Festival: The Waldheim Waltz

March 11, 7:00 PM

$8 – $10

Austria’s official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In 1986, when Austrian activists were protesting against Kurt Waldheim, filmmaker Ruth Beckermann was both protester and reporter, capturing confrontations between activists and Waldheim supporters. Thirty years later, Beckermann uses her footage, as well as contemporaneous news archives, to chronicle Waldheim’s run for the Presidency of Austria amidst allegations of involvement in Nazi atrocities during WWII. Amid rising anti-Semitism and nationalism, the film reexamines an uncomfortable chapter in Austria’s history and raises timely questions about collective complicity, memory, and historical responsibility.

(In German with English subtitles. 93 min.)

Colby College professor Raffael Scheck will lead a discussion after the film.

Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students.

Part of the Maine Jewish Film Festival.

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March 11
7:00 PM
$8 – $10


Railroad Square Cinema
17 Railroad Square
Waterville, ME
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