The Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center (JCC) will screen Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh on Monday, September 10 at 7 p.m. This feature-length documentary is a 2008 Heartland Film Festival Award winner. The filmmakers will join the audience in a Skype discussion after the screening.
Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen narrates the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet turned paratrooper and modern-day Joan of Arc. Hannah Senesh joined the only military rescue mission for Jews during the Holocaust and parachuted into Nazi-occupied territory to help save her native Hungary’s Jews. With unprecedented access to the family’s archive, the film unfolds through the writings of Hannah and Catherine Senesh.
Tickets are $3 for JCC members and $5 for general public; they may be ordered through JCC Cultural Arts. The screening is funded by the LDI 100th Anniversary Celebration Cultural Partnership Gift Program and is a preview of the upcoming Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts at the JCC, October 24-November 17.