On Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. Stamford's Avon Theatre will present a Documentary Night screening of "Aida’s Secrets" (2016).
In this moving documentary, the discovery of records from WWII sparks a family’s quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each other and their elderly mother, who hid more from them than just each other. Izak Szewelewicz was born in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945 and sent for adoption in Israel. Though Izak was able to form a relationship with his birth mother, his life was turned upside down years later when he located not only his birth certificate, but also another of a brother he never knew existed. Filmmakers Alon and Shaul Schwarz set out to find answers for Izak, uncovering questions of identity, resilience, and the plight of displaced persons as Izak and his brother Shep—both nearly 70 years old—finally meet in Canada before traveling to a nursing home in Quebec to introduce Shep to his elderly mother, Aida, for the first time. the film is not rated, is in Hebrew and English and is 95 minutes.
Moviegoers can purchase tickets online at www.avontheatre.org
Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Members: $7,
Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12
The Avon Theatre is a member-supported, non-profit cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest form, and thriving because of the support of our patrons and community. In addition to an exciting slate of new releases, The Avon brings you one-of-a-kind special events and monthly programs. We are proud to provide a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main Street America” setting.
Avon Theatre Film Center 272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901
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