"The Forgiveness of Judith Malina" — WORLD PREMIERE

"The Forgiveness of Judith Malina" will premiere as a “Special Program” of New Filmmakers New York. 

Jeffrey Wengrofsky's new documentary film considers the ethics of forgiveness, a central ethical tenet of Judaism, in the context of the Holocaust. It features never-before-seen footage of late theater director Judith Malina, a refugee from Hitler's Germany and the daughter of a Conservative rabbi, and an original score by James Sclavunos of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

As director of The Living Theatre, Malina (1926–2015) was a giant of the American avant-garde, and as an actor, she had featured roles in classic films like "Dog Day Afternoon," "The Addams Family" and "Flaming Creatures" as well as "The Sopranos" television series. She formed The Living Theatre in 1946 and became an early, influential figure in the burgeoning post-war American counterculture.

Director Jeffrey Wengrofsky and composer James Sclavunos will be there.


Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 5:30pm


Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003


(212) 505-5181



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