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Surviving Skokie with Filmmakers Eli Adler & Blair Gershkow

Presented by California Film Institute at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

Nov 19 2017
Surviving Skokie with Filmmakers Eli Adler & Blair Gershkow

Before Charlottesville there was Skokie…Filmmakers Eli Adler and Blair Gershkow will present and discuss a special screening of the powerful documentary that chronicles a 1978 neo-Nazi march through a Chicago suburb .

Before Charlottesville there was Skokie…

Filmmakers Eli Adler and Blair Gershkow will present and discuss a special screening of the powerful documentary they premiered at the 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival, where it was an Audience Favorite.

The film focuses on Jack Adler, Eli’s father, a Polish immigrant and concentration camp survivor who built a life for his family in Skokie, Illinois. But the peaceful existence of hundreds of Holocaust survivors was threatened in 1978, when a neo-Nazi group announced a march through the Chicago suburb.

Using the elder Adler’s first-person perspective and fascinating historical footage, the filmmakers explore how the community united in the face of the scars and memories that were suddenly exposed.

Producers/Directors: Eli Adler, Blair Gershkow

(US 2015) 65 min. plus discussion


General  –  $11.50
Seniors (60 and over)  –  $8.25
Youth (12 and under)  –  $8.25
Matinees (at or before 4:00pm)  –  $8.75

CFI Members   $7

Contact: 415-454-1222


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Additional time info:

4:15 pm



Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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