“The Schaefer Center Presents” features Holocaust Film and Panel Discussion, “Remember”

Published Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm
Appalachian State University’s performance series, “The Schaefer Center Presents,” will screen the film Remember on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, co-sponsored by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. For more information, call the Schaefer Center Box Office at 800-841-ARTS (2787) or 828-262-4046, or visit http://theschaefercenter.org/.
 
Award-nominated director Atom Egoyan creates a fast-paced revenge thriller that intimately addresses the aftermath of the Holocaust. The film tells the story of Zev Guttman, an Auschwitz survivor, who struggles with memory loss. Guttman embarks on a cross-country odyssey to find the former Nazi responsible for the deaths of his family members.
 
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Appalachian faculty members Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies), Rennie Brantz (Department of History), Rosemary Horowitz (Department of English) and Chris Patti (Department of Communication). 
 
About “Remember”
“Remember” tells the story of Zev Guttman, played by Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer, a 90-year-old struggling with memory loss who is living out his final years in a serene retirement home. A week following the death of his beloved wife Ruth, he suddenly gets a mysterious package from his close friend Max, played by Academy Award-winner Martin Landau, containing a stack of money and a letter detailing a shocking plan. Both Zev and Max were prisoners in Auschwitz, and the same sadistic guard was responsible for the death of both their families–a guard who, immediately after the war, escaped Germany and has been living in the U.S. ever since under an assumed identity. Max is wheelchair-bound but in full command of his mental faculties; with his guidance, Zev will embark on a cross-continental road-trip to bring justice once and for all to the man who destroyed both their lives.
 
“Christopher Plummer puts on a master class in acting and his director, Atom Egoyan, delivers one in audience manipulation in a psychological thriller featuring the most blood-boiling of plot devices.” – The New York Times
 
About “The Schaefer Center Presents”
“The Schaefer Center Presents” is a series offering students, faculty, staff and the community a diverse array of music, dance, theatre and film, designed to enrich the cultural landscape of the campus and surrounding area. By creating memorable performance experiences and related educational and outreach activities, the series promotes the power and excitement of the live performance experience; provides a “window on the world” through the artistry of nationally and internationally renowned artists; and showcases some of the finest artists of our nation and our region. Musical events range from symphony orchestra and chamber music performances to jazz, folk, traditional, international, and popular artists. Theatre productions run the gamut from serious drama to musical comedy. Dance performances offer an equally wide array of styles, from ballet to modern dance to international companies representing cultural traditions from around the world. For more information, visit http://theschaefercenter.org
 
“The Schaefer Center Presents” 2016-17 Season
For videos, images, and detailed information about each performance, visit www.theschaefercenter.org
 
The SteelDrivers
Nov. 11, 2016
7 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
2016 Grammy Award-winner for Best Bluegrass Album, The SteelDrivers have captivated audiences with their unique blend of country, soul and blues.
 
Jessica Lang Dance
Feb. 8, 2017
7 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Known for repertoire rich with stunning movement and dynamic visuals, Jessica Lang Dance transforms classical ballet into emotionally engaging contemporary work.
 
Lake Street Dive
Feb. 25, 2017
7 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
This eclectic quartet’s retro sound combines a refreshing blend of pop, classic R&B, jazz and soul with an infectious, easy going groove.
 
The Nile Project
April 4, 2017
7 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
This unique collaboration brings together artists hailing from along the great river that connects 11 countries and over 400 million people, to make music reflecting the cultural traditions of the oldest place on earth. 
Corporate Sponsors
McDonald’s of Boone and Boone Area Visitors Bureau.
 
Media Sponsors
Charter Media, Our State Magazine, High Country Radio, WDAV 89.9 FM, WFDD 88.5FM and WASU 90.5FM. 

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