The Burning Child (2019): Post-Screening Discussion with Filmmaker

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The Burning Child (2019)
Post-screening Discussion with Filmmaker Joseph Leo Koerner

Friday, September 27 at 3:00 pm
721 Broadway, Room 674

Haunted by his father’s portrait of his grandparents who vanished in the Holocaust, Joseph Koerner returns to Vienna to solve their mystery. Completed eighty years after the Anschluss, The Burning Child (2019, 113 mins.) is a moving, visually-stunning journey through Vienna’s urban and psychic interior to a buried past, when dreams of home became, for a city’s most ardent homemakers, an unimaginable nightmare.

Filmmaker in attendance.

Co-sponsored by the Remarque Institute and the Department of Cinema Studies.

Free and open to the public.

A figure walking through a copse of trees.

Poster for The Burning Child.