Actor/Director Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, The White Lotus) will be a guest of New Plaza Cinema for a Talkback following the screening of Four Winters on Saturday, November 5 at 6:00 pm. A fan of the film, Michael will participate in a dialogue with filmmaker Julia Mintz.
Torn from their families by the ravages of Hitler’s armies, men and women, many barely out of their teens, escaped into the forests, banding together in partisan brigades; engaging in treacherous acts of sabotage, blowing up trains, burning electric stations and attacking enemy headquarters. Against extraordinary odds, over 25,000 Jewish partisans courageously fought back against the Nazis and their collaborators from deep with the forest of WWII’s Belarus, Ukraine and Eastern Europe, drawing parallels to the current resistance in Ukraine. The last surviving partisans, in their 80s and 90s, relive their journey in Four Winters, a story of enduring hope, grit and humanity.
Nicolas Rapold in his New York Times review said: “The men and women in this harrowing but spirited film took up arms in the forests of Eastern Europe to fight Nazis and their collaborators, living to tell tales that could be fodder for movie plots.” Tablet Magazine called it “A Must-See Holocaust Documentary (No, Really),” and Ms. Magazine’s Carrie Baker wrote: “from empathy to awe…poignant, shocking, deeply reflective and sometimes even funny.”
The award-winning film is in its third week at New Plaza Cinema at the Macaulay Honors College (35 West 67th Street). Tickets can be purchased at www.newplazacinema.org or at the door.