The Flat

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    Kurt Tuchler, A Berliner, from Arnon Goldfinger’s THE FLAT. © Goldfi…


The Flat


Sunday Mar 03 07:30 PM
Wednesday Mar 06 01:00 PM
Tuesday Mar 12 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Director: Arnon Goldfinger, Israel, 2011, 97 mins. Hawai‘i premiere

When director Arnon Goldfinger’s grandmother passed away at age 98, he was left with the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades after immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. As he sifts through photos, letters, files, and objects, a complicated and shocking family history unfolds before his camera: a chronicle of the unexpected yet inevitable ethical ambiguities and repressed emotions that arise when everyday friendships suddenly cross enemy lines. Winner: Best Documentary, Awards of the Israeli Film Academy; Best Editing, Tribeca Film Festival; Special Jury Prize (Foreign Film), Traverse City International Film Festival; The Bavarian Film Award for Best Documentary; The David A. Stein Memorial Award for Best Documentary, Toronto Jewish Film Festival.

View the trailer.

Photo: Kurt Tuchler, A Berliner, from Arnon Goldfinger’s THE FLAT. © Goldfinger/Tuchler Family Archive. A Sundance Selects release.

Special guest: Dr. Peter H. Hoffenberg will introduce the film on March 3 at 7:30pm

Dr. Peter H. Hoffenberg is Associate Professor of History at the University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa, where his courses include Modern Europe and European History and Film. Among his interests are the ways we study and remember the Shoah.

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