DOCompass – documentary day
On 16 September (Sunday) at 9 pm ‘The Lost Grandpa’ is screened at the Urania. An amateur filmmaker living in the 1920’s and 1930’s dies without any trace of his family and inheritors. One day a man shows up and claims he spotted his mother in the films the mysterious man recorded, and says his mother was secretive about his grandfather and their family. They start an investigation, and slowly, the 20th century Jewish family’s story unfolds. The once “familyless” grandchild gets closer to not only his lost grandpa, but his other relatives, too. The screening is followed by Q&A.
On 17 September (Monday) at 7 pm the Urania screening room hosts the film ‘The Bar Mitzvah Boys’. The film is a coming-of-age story for two “boys”. They are both preparing for the greatest day of their lives: their Bar Mitzvah. For 13-year old Salom this is a natural event but for 83- year old Gyuri, it’s a dream of 70 years coming true. Through their preparation, the boy becomes the teacher who tries to restore the old man’s faith and trust. After watching the film the filmmakers are available for Q&A.