"Across the Waters" Film Screening
Holocaust Museum Houston
April 26, 2018
Members are invited to attend a reception and screening of the 2016 Danish movie “Across the Waters” (Fuglene Over Sundet) on April 26th at the Holocaust Museum Houston.
“Across the Waters” is the gripping tale of the Danish Jews’ escape to Sweden in October 1943. Unsure of whom they can trust, a Jewish musician and his family make a frantic escape from Nazi-occupied Denmark. Enjoying the nightlife of 1943 Copenhagen, Jewish jazz guitarist Arne Itkin is initially skeptical when his terrified wife Miriam hears rumors of the round-up and deportation of Danish Jews. An overnight raid however, forces the couple to flee their home with their five-year-old son Jakob. Aided by a church pastor and underground resistance, they set out on a journey for the fishing village of Gilleleje, where refugees await passage to Sweden by boat. Amidst lurking danger from the Gestapo and their collaborators, the family puts its fate in the hands of strangers whose allegiance and motives are not always clear. “Across the Waters” is a gripping story of survival and rescue and based on true events. The film is directed and co-written by Nicolo Donato, whose own grandfather was among the courageous Danish fisherman to ferry war refugees to safety, and stars David Dencik, Danica Curcic, Jakob Cedergren, Laura Bro, Nicolas Bro, Signe Egholm Olsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lars Brygmann, Marijana Jankovic , and Morten Suurballe.
Location: Holocaust Museum Houston
Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
9220 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77054
Reception at 6:00 p.m., screening beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Please click HERE to register to attend.
This event is sponsored by the Consulate General of Denmark.