The Heartland International Film Festival announced the official selections for its 28th edition, with Marielle Heller’s Tom Hanks’ starrer A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD as the Opening Night Gala film,
EVA: A-7063 (2018)
NAME OF FILM: EVA (2018)
DIRECTOR(S): Ted Green & Mika Brown
STARRING: Elliott Gould, Wolf Blitzer, Ray Allen
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: As a 10-year-old ‘Mengele Twin,’ Eva Kor suffered the worst of the Holocaust: being experimented on by the Auschwitz ‘Angel of Death.’ At 50, she launched the biggest international manhunt in history. Now 84, she urgently circles the globe in failing health to promote the controversial lesson her journey has taught: healing through forgiveness. “Eva” tells the full, unvarnished story of this historic figure for the first time. Narrated by Hollywood icon Ed Asner, it features spectacular new footage from Auschwitz, from the Transylvanian hamlet from which Eva’s family was carted off to slaughter, and on a boat off Israel where she first tasted freedom. Interviews include Holocaust experts, celebrities she’s moved (Elliott Gould, Wolf Blitzer, Ray Allen), fellow survivors she’s enraged, and myriad young people whose lives she’s changed – – in many cases saved. Eva Kor has emerged as a worldwide spokeswoman for peace — a recent Buzzfeed video has 187 million views — and ‘Eva’ will be her legacy.
Over its six-day run, the 23rd Annual Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival will screen 317 films including premieres of local film.