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Raise the Roof Screening
Fri, March 24, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Join us for a screening of the documentary by Cary Wolinsky called Raise the Roof here at Fuller Craft. There will be a meet and greet from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, with a cash bar and light refreshments. The screening of the film will follow at 7:30 pm. Following the film, there will be a Q & A panel with film principals Rick and Laura Brown, film director Yari Wolinsky, and producer Cary Wolinsky.
Admission is $10 for Members ($15 for Nonmembers, $8 for Children under 12).
Synopsis of Raise the Roof*
Inspired by images of the magnificent wooden synagogues of 18th century Poland–the last of which were destroyed by the Nazis–artists Rick & Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio set out to reconstruct a replica of the stunning, mural-covered Gwozdziec synagogue. Working with a team of 300 artisans and students from around the world, using only period hand tools and techniques, the Browns finally realized their dream. In 2014, the show-stopping reconstruction of the Gwozdziec synagogue roof was unveiled as the centerpiece of the new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw. Filmmakers Yari and Cary Wolinsky’s beautifully photographed and rendered film Raise the Roof, tells the story of this remarkable 10 year project against the backdrop of the 1000 year history of Jews in Poland.
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