Nov 19 2017
Surviving Skokie with Filmmakers Eli Adler & B...

Surviving Skokie with Filmmakers Eli Adler & B...

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

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

Admission Info

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

Phone: 415-454-1222


Additional time info:

4:15 pm

Dates & Times

2017/11/19 - 2017/11/19

Location Info

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901