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Apr 18, 2012

Inside Hana's Suitcase

In Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 18 Menemsha Films Presents the New York Premiere of “INSIDE HANA’S SUITCASE”.

In honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Rememberance Day, Menemsha Films is pleased to present the New York theatrical premiere on April 18 of the acclaimed film INSIDE HANA’S SUITCASE, directed by Larry Weinstein and based on the internationally best-selling book Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine, which has been translated into 40 languages.

In 1999, Fumiko Ishioka, director of the Tokyo Holocaust Museum, visited Auschwitz.  Shaken to the core by her direct experience with the site, she asked for materials to help Japanese children understand the Holocaust.  The delivery of a simple, battered suitcase to Fumiko ignited international curiosity in the true-life mystery about one little girl that unfolds in this beautifully crafted and meticulously researched film.   The suitcase came from the Auschwitz Museum and was crudely painted with the words “Hana Brady, May 16, 1931,” and “Waisenkind,” the German word for orphan. Larry Weinstein?s masterful documentary work follows Fumiko?s search to discover the details of Hana?s life, leading to the discovery of her living brother George in Toronto.  As small children Hana and George had been sent to the Terezin concentration camp after the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939.   After each was transported to Auschwitz, George survived but his little sister Hana did not. This is their story, told through the voices and innocent perspectives of modern day children in the Czech Republic, Canada and Japan who unravel Hana’s mystery for themselves in this one-of-a kind homage to the astonishing power of artifact and history.

INSIDE HANA’S SUITCASE will open in New York at the Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St., on Wednesday, April 18.  The film will also open on April 18 at the Kew Gardens Cinemas, 81-05 Lefferts Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY and Malverne Cinema 4, 350 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, NY.



Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St


Apr 18, 2012


Organized by Menemsha Films

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