Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Screening Info

The gentlemen behind this feature were also behind the movie "Low Budget", which I have a small role in. I came to see the first screening of this movie at the University of Toronto and was very impressed with their research and cinematography. I even bought a copy on DVD. I highly recommend anyone who gets the chance to see this to do so...it will give you a slightly different perspective of what occurred in the concentration camps during World War II.

Capital j. Films will conduct another set of screenings of "Against The Odds" - the documentary about the resistance in Nazi concentration camps.
The documentary tells the unknown story of the resistance within the camps through interviews with survivors and historians ilustrated with archival footage and computer generated images. It depicts different forms of resistance from a "simple" smuggling of medicines to something as aggressive as the elimination of Gestapo agents and preparations for rebellions.
"Against The Odds" was already screened in Montreal and Toronto to an audience ranging from university students to camp survivors and industry professionals and received only the best reviews. Now a number of additional screenings will take place at the following locations:
-21 Nov (Sunday) at 6pm at the John Paul II community center in Mississauga (4300 Cawthra Rd., just south of the 403),
-24 Nov (Wednesday) at 8pm at the John Paul II community center in Mississauga, and
-25 Nov (Thursday) at 7pm at the building of the Polish Veterans' Association in Toronto (206 Beverley, 1 block south of College and the U of T campus)

Reviews:
"…a very valuable addition to the filmed history of World War II...informative and entertaining." - Joe Fox, Movies editor, The Toronto Star.
"…insightful and well researched documentary…" - The Montreal Mirror.
"Congratulations to the director and producer for the idea to produce a documentary about the heroic and very effective fight against the enemy within the camps." T. Kaszuba, Stutthof concentration camp survivor.
"Wonderful Doc!!" Paul Haber, Discovery Channel Canada.

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