Join the Brave Coalition, the Jewish Live Center - Chabad Denver North, and Mizel Museum for a free screening of the documentary Surviving Skokie, followed by a powerful Q&A session with Holocaust survivor and the main subject of the film, Jack Adler.
About the film:
They survived the horrors of the Holocaust and came to America to put the past behind. For decades they kept their awful memories secret, even from their children. But their silence ended when a band of neo-Nazi thugs threatened to march in their quiet village of Skokie, Illinois "because that is where the Jews are."
Surviving Skokie is an intensely personal documentary by former Skokie resident Eli Adler about the provocative events of the 1970s, their aftermath, his family's horrific experience of the Shoah, and a journey with his father to confront long-suppressed memories.
"Not here. Not now. Not ever again."
...they said, forever transforming themselves from victims to activists.
And what they did was to end their years of silence, become truth tellers, and speak out so that their painful stories would not be forgotten.
In Surviving Skokie, the filmmaker's father, Jack Adler—a Polish Holocaust survivor—confronts his own past, returning to Poland with his son to tell the stories of family members who perished in the ghetto and death camps. They visit Pabianice, Poland, Jack's ancestral home and Auschwitz—retracing the steps of Jack's horrifying journey.
Surviving Skokie is the story of a community's battle against the voices and gestures of hate, of a quiet village and its once-turbulent history. It is a universal story about the importance of speaking up and out. And it is the personal story of a quest through which a man and his father rediscover their pasts.
The Jazz Hangar is a new monthly music event that welcomes locals and creatives of all disciplines to a unique twist on the typical jazz night. The evening begins with traditional jazz styles like Bebop and Swing and evolves into an electronic Jam Session! Producers and instrumentalists will combine to play a fusion of ChillHop, RnB, electronica and fresh tracks from around the world. We’ll pair those sounds with cocktails and wine, spoken word poetry and artists painting LIVE.
The Jazz Hangar was created to serve as a creative community catalyst. We welcome all cultures and arts enthusiasts to come and connect, conspire, create and collectively enrich the arts in our community. The Jason Bower Quintet with its all star cast of Denver jazz musicians will serve as the house band and Rico DeLargo, a trumpet who’s been performing in nightclubs on the Las Vegas Strip for a decade, will serve as host of the Future Jazz segment. Come HANG with us!
Upcoming dates: August 2, September 6
*INSTRUMENTALISTS - PRODUCERS - ENSEMBLES/BANDS - DJs - ARTISTS - FASHION VENDORS Please submit your EPK, sound samples, promo material, vendor inquiries, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org for “Feature” consideration. We want you to come and showcase your art! Otherwise, bring your instrument, beat pad, computer, etc. to the Hang if you’d like to sit in or showcase a few tracks. We encourage you to arrive early. Come HANG with us.