Screenings:

JANUARY 23rd, 4PM
CINEMARK PALACE 20

JANUARY 31st, 1PM
COBB THEATER

FEBRUARY 9th, 11AM
FRANK CINEBOWL

 

KEEP QUIET

South Florida Premiere

Directors: Sam Blair; Joseph Martin; UK, Hungary; 2016, 97 min; Hungarian w. subtitles

Keep Quite Palm Beach Film Festival

Extreme in his anti-Semitic beliefs and denial of the Holocaust, Csanád Szegedi rose to a leading position in Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party and became a member of the European Parliament. At the height of his political career, documentation surfaced showing that Szegedi’s maternal grandparents were Jewish. This caused his party to eject him. In a stunning about-face, Szegedi chose to explore his family’s Jewish roots and study Judaism by enlisting the help of an empathic rabbi who believes that everyone born Jewish deserves a chance to practice their religion. While carefully nonjudgmental, this fascinating film raises tough questions: Regret or repentance? A true convert or charlatan?  “A superb piece of non­fiction filmmaking, telling a story of import with grace and intelligence.” Jewish Week

Film Partners: Janet & Phil Dresden, Cobb