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Martin Goldsmith discusses Winter Journey

Join a moderated conversation with Winter Journey subject Martin Goldsmith on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 PM.

Martin Goldsmith is the author of Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, the story of his grandfather and uncle, who were two of the more than 900 passengers on the ill-fated Jewish refugee ship St. Louis in 1939, and his own six-week journey in their footsteps in 2011.  His first book, The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany, told the riveting story of the Jewish Kulturbund, an all-Jewish performing arts ensemble maintained by the Nazis between 1933 and 1941, an ensemble that included Mr. Goldsmith’s parents.  The Inextinguishable Symphony is the basis of the acclaimed 2019 film Winter Journey, co-written by Mr. Goldsmith, directed by Anders Ostergaard, and starring Bruno Ganz.

Martin Goldsmith has been a classical music radio programmer and presenter for forty-nine years.  He semi-retired two years ago from Sirius XM Satellite Radio in Washington, DC, where he now hosts music programs on weekend afternoons. He was the company’s initial Director of classical music programming, beginning in 2000.  For ten years, from 1989 to 1999, he served as the host of “Performance Today,” National Public Radio’s daily classical music program. During Mr. Goldsmith’s tenure as host, PT won the coveted Peabody Award for broadcasting.  

 

About the Film:

Winter Journey
Dirs. Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz | 90 min
Documentary | Denmark, Germany | 2019
English and German with English subtitles

Winter Journey is based on American radio host Martin Goldsmith’s book about his Jewish parents, who fled Nazi Germany. Both were talented musicians who, after the Nuremberg Laws were enacted in 1935, were only able to perform as members of the Jewish Cultural Federation, an extraordinary artistic organization fully controlled by the Reich Chamber of Culture. This film uses remarkable and brilliantly edited archival material to bring to life the reality of their beautiful and painful love story.

Schedule

Tuesday, December 87:00 PM

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Included with film rental. Film rentals are $11 per household ($9.50 for the film and $1.50 additional platform fee). All programs are accessible through Eventive, JxJ’s virtual cinema platform. For unlimited access to all JxJ Festival events, purchase a JxJ All Access Pass ($90 with no additional fees).

 

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