April 30, 2012

Professor’s documentary debuts in Baltimore May 6

A film produced and co-directed by Bernadette Wegenstein, director of the Center for Advanced Media Study in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, will have its Baltimore premiere at the Maryland Film Festival on Sunday, May 6.

The documentary, See You Soon Again, tells the story of two Baltimore-area Holocaust survivors, Leo Bretholz and Bluma Shapiro, whose mission is to share their experience with local schoolchildren. The film was inspired by the memoir Leap into Darkness: Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe by Bretholz and Michael Olesker.

Wegenstein, a research professor and media theorist in German and Romance Languages and Literatures, will introduce the film at 11:30 a.m. in the Brown Center at MICA. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at missiontix.com/events/product/14376.