Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald In Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day April 27

A Story of Survival 

Digiplex Theaters April 27 & 30

In Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 27 

On April 11, 1945, Buchenwald was liberated. Nearly 1,000 boys survived. Sixty-five years later, on April 11, 2010 several of the surviving boys from block 66 returned to Weimer and to Buchenwald.  “Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald” is their story.  This profoundly moving film provides a powerful look into the harrowing experiences and the lives of the Holocaust survivors from a children’s barrack, Block 66, at the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp. 

The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany was a Nazi slave labor camp where thousands of Jews were killed, many more were also sent to Auschwitz to die.  A large growing number of teenage European Jewish boys were being transferred to Buchenwald.  

The German Communist-led underground there made a conscious decision to protect them.  The youths did not work and were cared for and protected by the block leaders, Antonin Kalina, a Czech Communist and his deputy, Gustav Schiller, a Polish Jew.   The leaders strove until the last days of the war to keep the boys from danger...seeing in them the hope for the future.  On April 11, 1945, Buchenwald was liberated. Nearly 1000 boys survived.
Survivor Pavel Kohn in Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald

Sixty-five years later, four of the surviving boys journey to reunite at Buchenwald to tell their story for a commemoration of the liberation of the camp by Allied forces.  Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald depicts their survival in a riveting story of good triumphing over evil.

This is the story of Naftali-Duro Furst from Czechoslovakia, Pavel Kohn of Prague, Israel-Laszio Lazar of Romania and Alex Moskovic of Czechoslovakia.  Four boys desperate to live....they survived as boys and came back as men to tell their story.  Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald is a DigiNext exclusive only at Digiplex Theaters on April 27 & 30.

Digiplex Theaters April 27 & 30

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thank You For Judging at Digiplex Theaters

Michael Urie’s Thank You For Judging features the best of the best high-school students as they come to be judged at the mother of all Speech and Debate competitions, the Texas Forensic Association’s State Competition.  Actor and forensics veteran Michael Urie’s award winning documentary captures the stories and enthusiasm of speech competitions familiar to students across the country. 

         These kids compete by playing all the characters from a madcap stage play, interpret aloud the autobiography of a ninety year old, speak from the heart about labels and stereotypes, or argue the rights and wrongs of the latest in politics in the process.  They will tug at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone as they learn not only about public speaking, but also confidence, adult relations, and self-presentation both in appearance and eloquence.
Michael Urie's Thank You For Judging 

Thank You For Judging is a DigiNext exclusive only in Digiplex Theaters April 18 – 24 and stars Michael Urie, Sean Fornara and Travis Flourney.

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