The 28th annual New York Jewish Film Festival will take place January 9 to 22, 2019, featuring new work as well as restored classics.
Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever
NAME OF FILM: BLACK HONEY: THE LIFE AND POETRY OF AVRAHAM SUTZKEVER
DIRECTOR(S): Uri Barbash
STARRING: Adolf Hitler
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Russian-born poet Avraham Sutzkever is, by many accounts, the greatest Yiddish writer of modern times. He wrote with wit, passion, and vitality through the darkness of the Holocaust, and led the Paper Brigade, an underground resistance group that hid a cache of Jewish cultural items to protect them from destruction by the Nazis. Sutzkever was saved by a special rescue plane sent for him by Stalin, and later testified in the Nuremberg trials against the Nazi who murdered his mother and son. Black Honey uncovers this extraordinary life through Sutzkever’s poetry and reveals how, amidst the darkest times, his poetry became a life-saving source of vitality and strength.