Sunday, April 30, 4PM
Director: Roger Peltzman
Run Time: 67 minutes
Roger Peltzman transforms his one – man play, Dedication, into a deeply poetic, musical, and cinematic journey. Peltzman’s family fled Berlin for Brussels in 1933, and this story centers on his uncle Norbert — the fi nest pianist in Belgium, until he was murdered in Auschwitz at 21 years old. A singular tale from the Shoah that is at once extraordinary and relatable, Dedication is also a coming to terms with second generation survivor trauma and the role of music in helping to manage wounds that will never fully heal.
Q & A with Roger Peltzman, producer/director after the film
The Alfred & Anita Schnog Family Foundation
Small nosh preceding film
Roger Peltman will be joining us live immediately following the film.
Roger is currently a pianist and teacher in New York City. Among his many public performances, Roger has played to sold out audiences at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York’s cutting-edge venue—Le Poisson Rouge and in various European venues. He is also an actor, writer and director.
In 2018 Roger began writing his one-person show Dedication under the tutelage of renowned actor/director Austin Pendleton. During the pandemic in August of 2021 the play was filmed without an audience. In 2022 the live version finally made its world premier at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving 4 star reviews and award for best overseas play. In June 2023 – the play will be staged at the Marylebone Theatre in London.
The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival has as its primary mission the presentation of films with Jewish content to advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.
The festival seeks to offer quality entertainment that will create an ongoing vehicle for the Wilmington Jewish Community to strengthen its cultural foundation, promote diversity through higher visibility in the area and grow Wilmington’s reputation as a culturally vibrant Jewish community.