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Moravian to Host Film from JCC's Jewish and Israeli Film Series

Moravian to Host Film from JCC’s Jewish and Israeli Film Series

Allentown Jewish Community Center to present movie “Fateless” at Moravian on February 25

Bethlehem, Pa., February 7, 2006—Moravian College will host the film Fateless in partnership with the Allentown Jewish Community Center as part of the 2006 Jewish and Israeli Film Series. The showing will take place on Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium at College’s Haupert Union Building. Those unable to attend can catch an encore screening at the Allentown Jewish Community Center on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.

The 2005 film is based on the novel of the same title by 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner Imre Kertész. Fateless tells the story of a teenage boy, who like Kertész, is interned at the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Buchenwald concentration camps. Fellow Hungarian countryman and director Lajos Koltai differentiates the story from other Holocaust films by turning attention away from the mass loss of life and toward the individual’s struggle for spiritual survival under such horrific conditions.

Koltai was nominated for the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Berlin Bear. Additionally, Fateless was nominated for European Film Festival’s European Film Awards for both Best Cinematography and Best Composer.

The Haupert Union Building is located on Monocacy Street of the college’s Main Street Campus. For ticket information, call the Jewish Community Center at 610-435-3571. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for Jewish Community Center members, $5 for students, and free for students with ID from Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Lehigh University, Lafayette College, Cedar Crest College, and DeSales University. A complete listing of the Jewish and Israeli Film Series 2006 is on the web at: http://www.allentownjcc.org.