The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jon Blair, who will speak at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 26.
“Anne Frank Remembered” will include a Q & A session with Blair, who will then speak about his experiences making the documentary of the same name. A presentation of the film, which is approximately two hours long, follows.
In 1995, Blair, a political refugee from apartheid-era South Africa, wrote, directed and produced “Anne Frank Remembered,” a documentary featuring Kenneth Branagh, Glenn Close and Miep Gies, the woman who hid the Frank family. The film went on to win an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film, International Emmy, and BAFTA. Blair is the only documentary filmmaker to win all three accolades.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Jon Blair to metropolitan Detroit. His visit will be a must-attend event for those interested in Anne Frank’s story, which is one we are telling through our current exhibit, Anne Frank: A History for Today,” Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld, CEO, said in a press release. “Blair’s portfolio of work is truly remarkable. Each piece he has created makes audiences stop and reflect on events that have taken place outside of their immediate lives. I hope those who attend have that same experience.”
The event is free with admission or membership and RSVPs are requested for the movie and/or talk by Feb. 23 to 248-553-2400 x 112 or RSVP@holocaustcenter.org.