"When People Die They Sing Songs" - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Olga Lvoff’s film is a sensitive examination of family, memory and mortality. Under the watchful eyes of her dutiful daughter Sonia, Regina recalls the Yiddish and French songs of her youth through music therapy sessions following a stroke. But the 93-year-old Holocaust survivor is starting to succumb to dementia. Fearful that their family’s tumultuous history, unspoken for decades, will vanish with Regina, Sonia sets out to recapture their shared experiences. The director was nominated for a Student Academy Awards in 2014.

Screening with Academy Award-nominated director Lucy Walker’s The Lion’s Mouth Opens. A young woman is about to learn whether she has inherited her father’s incurable, terminal disease.  This film has been shortlisted for the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.


Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 12:15pm



IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas (West 3rd & 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10014


(212) 924-7771


$17, $14 Member

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