Film and Video
Monday, September 21 · 5:30 pm
Author Talk and Film Screening | Woman in Gold
Featuring an introductory talk by Lisa Silverman, author of Interwar Vienna; followed by a screening of the 2015 drama Woman in Gold (109 min). A post-film discussion with Silverman and Maureen Warren, curator of European and American Art at KAM, will follow the film.
WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. (via The Weinstein Company)
Location: KAM Auditorium [Map]
This film and discussion are produced in partnership with the Program in Jewish Culture and Society in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sponsored in part by the Rosenthal Family Endowment and Krannert Art Museum.
Woman in Gold
Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds star in "Woman in Gold", 2015
Photo: Robert Viglasky
Courtesy The Weinstein Co.
Woman in Gold
Directed by Simon Curtis
Run time: 109 min