Films of Jewish Interest @ Festival of Cinema NYC
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Films of Jewish Interest @ Festival of Cinema NYC

August 5 - August 10

The 3rd annual Festival of Cinema NYC is a 10-day event taking place Aug. 2-11. Guests will enjoy over 120 films exhibited by state of the art projection and sound equipment in the comfort of the Regal UA Midway’s recliner seats in Forest Hills, Queens. Tickets for these films are now on sale at

Below are particular films of Jewish interest (both air at the same location):

Monday, Aug. 5th, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

FREE screening, but advanced registration required at the following link:

The story of Dr. Susan Spatz, née Eckstein, as told in her vivid and emotionally compelling own words at the age of 96. Born in Vienna in 1922, Susan Spatz was an only child who lived a life of privilege until the Nazis invaded Austria, and she and her mother found themselves “in the trap.” Deported to Theresienstadt and ultimately interned at the notorious Birkenau death camp, Susan Spatz survived an astonishing three years before a long and brutal death march led her instead to liberation. In “Surviving Birkenau,” Susan recounts her experiences with remarkable clarity; a story that began in her teens when a decision by her mother condemned her to death, and cost Susan 3 years in unbearable Nazi concentration camps. With the assistance of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acclaimed filmmaker Ron Small (“To Auschwitz and Back,” “Circle Unbroken”) brings Susan Spatz’s story to the forefront for generations to witness.

**Special Presentation features a moderated Q&A with filmmaker Ron Small and Dan Gurlitz of Soundview Media Partners after the screening**

Saturday, Aug. 10th, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

FREE screening, but advanced registration required at the following link:

The little-known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Spending their childhood as refugees in Europe, these inspiring individuals later immigrated to the United States, creating new homes and communities through their grit, faith and deep belief in the importance of preserving culture.


August 5
August 10
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Queens Library
108-19 71st Ave.
Forest Hills, Queens,