Saul Dreier didn’t pick up the drumsticks until he was 89 years old, but he is motivated by a dream: to perform and share the klezmer music that sustained him during his time in concentration camps. Only a few years later, he and his friend, 87-year-old accordionist/keyboardist Ruby Sosnowicz, form the Holocaust Survivor Band.
The duo are on a mission to share their lust for life and spread peace to the world. Their pursuit takes a new direction as they read about the rise of antisemitism and prejudice: The band’s new goal is to return to Poland, where they were born, and perform in tribute to their families and so many others who perished.
Join director Tod Lending and film subjects Saul Dreier and Ruby Sosnowicz for a live Q&A and musical performance. This live program is included with the purchase of the corresponding film ticket or a Boston Jewish Film Festival pass.
Tod Lending is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning producer, director and cinematographer whose work has been broadcast on television, played at national and international festivals, screened theatrically and inspired the passing of federal legislation. He is the president and founder of Nomadic Pictures in Chicago.
Saul Dreier is the founder of the Holocaust Survivor Band and survivor of several years of concentration camps. After liberation, Dreier moved to the U.S., where he met his wife and started his business. Ruby Sosnowicz is the co-founder and musical director of the Holocaust Survivor Band who survived Nazi persecution and later became a historian, archivist and performer of Jewish music with numerous orchestras and bands.+ More... - Less...
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