The Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta will show the award-winning 1993 film “Schindler’s List” on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. The film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and this special presentation is part of The Lincoln Theater Classic Film Club series.
Following the previous Coastal Senior College film discussion meet-ups, the Coastal Senior College Events Committee is holding a brown-bag lunch discussion of the film at the Midcoast Friends Meeting House, 77 Belvedere Road on Monday, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are invited to see the film at the Lincoln Theater and then join the discussion. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided. The brown-bag lunch discussion is free and open to the public.
Lending a local perspective on the time and events of the film will be Hungarian-born Paul Kando, of Damariscotta. Kando will talk about his late father, a government official at the time, who worked with Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg saving Jews in Budapest.
When Schindler was smuggled into Budapest in a railway car full of Nazi newspapers as shown in the film, his revelations of Nazi atrocities and mass murder in the camps were of immense help in turning Budapest’s “salon-anti-Semites” against Hitler. Kando believes the film portrays lessons that need to be learned and relearned by each successive generation.
On Jan. 27 at 12:30 p.m. the Lincoln Theater will show “Who Will Write Our History” as part of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. The event is co-sponsored by the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.
For further information and suggestions for future films to see and discuss, contact Bruce Rockwood at email@example.com.