Fanny’s Journey

Date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)

Dir. Lola Doillon| 2016 | France/Belgium| 94 min | Narrative

Based on a true story, Fanny’s Journey is a powerful tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children must do the impossible and fight for their freedom.

“A handsome, compelling period piece, serving up a tour-de-force performance by Cécile de France.” – Variety

“The perfect feel good movie.” – Elle Magazine

Winner – Audience Award
Fort Lauderdale Jewish Film Festival 2017
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2017
Providence Children’s Film Festival 2017
​San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2017

Starring: Cecile de France (The Young Pope) and a breakout performance by Léonie Souchaud

*Special Guest Speaker: Regina Keller Gil Founder & Executive Director, Gold Coast International Film Festival/Gold Coast Arts Center. As founder and executive director of the Great Neck Arts Center, Regina established the Furman Film Series in 1995 (now the Gold Coast Film Series) and the Gold Coast International Film Festival in 2011. She has held leadership roles and board positions in many prestigious Arts and Long Island organizations, including the Kennedy Center Partners in Education, New York State Council on the Arts, the Artists Network of Great Neck, City College of New York, the 21st Century Fund, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, and Long Island Arts Alliance. Regina has been recognized as a 1999 “Woman of Distinction” by the New York State Senate and received the 1997 “Eleanor Roosevelt Award” from AJC Women’s Commission for Equality. Regina graduated with a B.A. in Art and English Literature (The City College of New York), an M.A. in Art (Adelphi University), and an M.A. in Arts Education (LIU Post). As a child of Holocaust survivors, and born in a displaced persons camp in Germany after World War II, Regina has often been a speaker for the second generation at commemoration events about survivors of the Holocaust.