Event Summary
Event Date : November 15, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Address : Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
Phone : 713-942-8000
Subject : Fall Film Series: “Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh”
Detail : This documentary tells the story of Hannah Senesh, who at age 22 parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe in an effort to save the Jews of Hungary. As a poet and diarist, she left behind a body of work that has inspired generations. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Joan Allen, “Blessed Is the Match” is the first film to present the life story of this remarkable, talented and complex woman. Filmmaker Roberta Grossman first read Hannah’s diary in junior high school and, for the next 20 years, continued to be inspired and captivated by her act of fighting back. A modern-day Joan of Arc —  bold, brilliant, and uncommonly courageous — Hannah was safe in Palestine in 1944 when she joined the only military rescue mission for Jews during the Holocaust. After parachuting behind enemy lines, she was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis. Her mother, Catherine Senesh, witnessed the entire ordeal — first as a prisoner with Hannah and later as her advocate, braving the bombed-out streets of Budapest in a desperate attempt to save her daughter. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for non-members. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to register online. Please note: online registration is not refundable.
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