KHRCA Cinema

Sarah's Key

Sarah’s Key

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

A decades-old mystery unsolved – until now. Julia Jarmond is an American journalist living in Paris with her French husband Bertrand assigned to cover the anniversary of France’s notorious 1942 Vel’ d’Hiv roundup of Jews in World War II. She’s stunned to discover that Bertrand’s family apartment was the scene of an unspeakable incident committed during the war; his family has been concealing a disturbing secret; and a young French girl Sarah holds the key to unlocking the devastating truth. Sarah’s Key is an unforgettably moving motion picture experience, “beautifully adapted to the screen from Tatiana de Rosnay’s bestselling novel.” (Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter ). 111 minutes


Shanghai Ghetto

Shanghai Ghetto

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

One of the most amazing and captivating survival tales of World War II, the overwhelmingly acclaimed Shanghai Ghetto, has been declared “a don’t miss documentary... powerful... eye-opening.” Stirringly narrated by Academy Award winner Martin Landau, Shanghai Ghetto recalls the-strangebut true story of thousands of European Jews who were shut out of country after country while trying to escape Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. Left without options or entrance visas, a beacon of hope materialized for them on the other side of the world, and in the unlikeliest of places, Japanese-controlled Shanghai. Fleeing for their lives, these Jewish refugees journeyed to form a settlement in this exotic city, penniless and unprepared for their new life in the Far East. 95 Minutes


The Golden Age of Second Avenue

The Golden Age of Second Avenue

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM

The Golden Age of Second Avenue, starring Hesrschel Bernardi, is a loving chronicle of Yiddish theatre in America, from its beginnings at the turn of the century through its various declines and rebirths, to its present place in the folklore of American – Jewish life. It encompasses excerpts from a variety of classic Yiddish films (all subtitled in English) plus rare stills and musical vignettes which are part of the American – Yiddish theatre, and several scenes filmed in and around the Lower East Side of New York. The major personalities of 75 years of Yiddish theatre in America participate in this film. There are scenes of Ellis Island, past and present, a trip by Bernardi along the Second Avenue of today, and an unrehearsed meeting in which Molly Picon and her husband, Jacob Kalich, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jacob Ben Ami, Berta Gersten and Celia Adler took part. 70 minutes


Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

This is a most moving portrait of Germany’s most famous anti-Nazi heroine. This film depicts the last six days (February 17 – 22, 1943) in the life of Sophie Scholl from her own perspective: that of a courageous and vibrant young woman who is willing to face death for her belief in her ideals and those of the White Rose, an underground resistance movement to which she belongs. Through their resistance and protest against the Nazi regime, Sophie and her fellow members of the White Rose become synonymous with civil courage and a peaceful struggle against the rule of violence and oppression. Although the film follows the historical facts as closely and as faithfully as possible (using the original interrogation records found in East Germany), it is written and directed as a feature film. Taking a sensitive and refreshingly open-minded view of history, director Marc Rothemund re-awakens the now virtually mythical, iconic figure of Sophie Scholl. 117 minutes