Remember This (2023)
Director: Derek Goldman, Jeff Hutchens Run Time: 95 min. Release Year: 2023
Starring: David Strathairn
Country: United States
Join us Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 1:30 pm, with producer Alex Hyde in attendance.
About the film:
Official Selection, 2022 Jewish International Film Festival
Audience Award winner, 2022 Boston Jewish Film Festival
The true story of Jan Karski who told of humanity’s greatest crimes while there was still time to stop them.
In a virtuoso solo performance, Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn portrays Jan Karski in this genre-defying true story of a reluctant World War II hero and Holocaust witness. After surviving the devastation of the Blitzkrieg, Karski swears allegiance to the Polish Underground and risks his life to carry the first eyewitness reports of war-torn Poland to the Western world, and ultimately, the Oval Office.
Escaping a Gestapo prison, bearing witness to the despair of the Warsaw ghetto and confronted by the inhumanity of a death camp, Karski endures unspeakable mental anguish and physical torture to stand tall in the halls of power and speak the truth. Strathairn captures the complexity and legacy of this self-described “insignificant, little man” whose timely story of moral courage and individual responsibility can still shake the conscience of the world.
“a powerful experience”
— producer Alex Hyde, read more in the interview with Hope Madden for Columbus Underground
About the filmmakers:
Jeff Hutchens is an award-winning photo-journalist, film director, and cinematographer of documentary series and feature documentaries for Netflix, Showtime, HBO, NatGeo, and CNN. He has worked in over 60 countries, exploring social and cultural issues with a long-form blend of intimate naturalism and surrealist noir. His cinematography credits include feature documentaries like Darren Foster’s American Pain (2022) and Abigail Disney and Kathleen Hughes’s The Armor of Light (2015).
Derek Goldman is a film director and writer, as well as an award-winning stage director, playwright, scholar, and producer whose work has been seen throughout the United States and at leading venues around the world. Among other roles at Georgetown University, Goldman is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts, Director of the Theater & Performance Studies Program, and Artistic and Executive Director and co-Founder of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, with the mission to humanize global politics through the power of performance. He is also Vice-President of UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute and Founding Director of the Global Network of Higher Education in the Performing Arts.See our upcoming films