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Film Fest: A Bag of Marbles @ The NEON
June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$9
2017 | 110 min. | Drama | French, German, Yiddish, & Russian
This heartwarming adaptation of Joseph Joffo’s enduring memoir tells the story of the Nazi occupation through the eyes of two young Jewish boys struggling to survive on their own. Paris, 1941: Joseph and Maurice are the sons of Roman, the local barber. At 10 and 12, the boys have so little understanding of the persecution of Jews that Joseph thinks nothing of swapping his yellow star for a bag of marbles. Always one false move from tragedy, these tenacious urchins survive on courage, ingenuity and more than a bit of cunning as they make their precarious way through France hoping to reunite with their family.
Winner: Audience Award for Best Feature @ Miami JFF, Philadelphia JFF, San Diego JFF, & Boston JFF; Film Critics Circle Award @ San Francisco JFF