The filmmakers of AHEAD OF TIME truly appreciate your support of this film. Ruth’s life story is an inspiration in so many ways – as a woman, as a Jew, as an American, as a humanitarian, as an adventurer, as a person who could not help but immerse herself in the troubles of her times.

We hope that you will help with our grassroots efforts and can pass this information along to friends, family, colleagues, students, etc. in your community, so that they can share this remarkable film too. And please share your thoughts on the film on our AHEAD OF TIME Facebook page if you have had an opportunity to see it already.


Catch the Inspirational Life Story of Journalist/Author & Participant in Major World Events of the 20th Century, the Remarkable Ruth Gruber
In Theatres in Boston starting November 19!

Ruth Gruber didn’t just report the news. She made it.

See the trailer:
New York Times Arts & Leisure Article on the Film
Jewish Journal
Interview with Ruth Gruber

“A case study in pioneering feminist courage, ambition and individualism” – Nick Schager, Time Out New York

“An inspiring documentary about a remarkable woman, “Ahead of Time” deftly recounts the career highlights – and what highlights they are!” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“An inspiration.” – Andy Weber, New York Times

“You couldn’t invent Ruth Gruber, not even in a movie.”
– Richard Holbrooke, Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan


Reel Inheritance & Vitagraph Films present


The youngest person to earn a PhD, at age 20 in 1931 (and as an American in Germany no less!). The first journalist to explore the Soviet Arctic region at age 24.

 A participant in a secret war-time mission to escort   Holocaust refugees for President Roosevelt and on the scene to report on the infamous Exodus ship’s attempt to reach Palestine with Jewish refugees. Her photos informed the world. Born in 1911, Jewish American author, photojournalist, humanitarian and adventurer Ruth Gruber was always ahead of her time.

AHEAD OF TIME, the directorial debut of award-winning cinematographer Bob Richman (September Issue, An Inconvenient Truth) relates the remarkable real-life journey of Ruth Gruber, a spirited woman who rejected the gender boundaries of her generation – leaving Brooklyn for studies in Berlin, where she witnessed the rise of Nazism and began documenting her observations. An impassioned foreign correspondent, she began her illustrious career with the New York Herald Tribune, is the award-winning author of 19 books and even had tea with Virginia Woolf!

President Harry Truman told Ruth Gruber in 1946 that all the problems in the Middle East were because of oil and–64 years later–things haven’t changed.

Celebrating her 99th birthday on September 30, 2010, Ruth Gruber was not content to simply witness the most defining events of the 20th century; she participated in making that history!

Bring your daughters to meet Ruth Gruber. She will inspire and charm the whole family!

Executive Produced by: Denise Benmosche, Patti Kenner, Doris Schechter


Boston-November 19

Kendall Square Cinema

One Kendall Square

Cambridge,MA 02139

(617) 621-1202


Please check local listings for show times.


Boston-November 19

West Newton Cinema

1296 Washington

West Newton, MA 02465



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More theatres will be announced on the AHEAD OF TIME website as they are confirmed.



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