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U.S. Theatrical Premiere with filmmaker Gil Kofman
THE MEMORY THIEF
"An unusual tale of post-traumatic stress and pain and the ownership thereof" -Chicago Tribune
Recommended! "More challenging than most documentaries about the subject" -Chicago Reader
The Memory Thief is the story of Lukas (Mark Webber) - an aimless, young man in contemporary L.A. who buries thoughts of his own past in the numbing routine of a tollbooth clerk. A chance encounter with a Holocaust survivor suddenly brings into focus a world and an identity he embraces with frightening intensity - the victimized Jews of World War II. As he begins to enthusiastically act out his newfound obsession, Lukas discovers that survivor's guilt is not just for the Jews anymore. This audacious psychological thriller provokes reflection about the Holocaust through the engrossing tale of a young man's search for meaning and identity, in the tradition of Taxi Driver.
Directed by Gil Kofman, U.S.A., 2007, BetaSP, 93 mins.
Cinechat: Filmmaker Gil Kofman will be here in person for a Q&A after tbe 7 & 9 pm screenings on Friday and Saturday, March 21 & 22, as well as the 3 pm screening on Sunday, March 23.