Free screening of award winning documentary film & post film discussion with director Melissa Hacker

Tuesday May 9, 7pm the Village Temple 33 East 12th Street between Universiy Place & Broadway

My Knees Were Jumping
Remembering the Kindertransports

a film by Melissa Hacker
narrated by Joanne Woodward

Official Selection
Sundance Film Festival

“Outstanding Documentary”
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

intimate…heartfelt…The speakers remember how their parents made the decision, as wrenching as Sophie’s choice, to part with their children, possibly forever, on the eve of war….
Janet Maslin, THE NEW YORK TIMES

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emotionally affecting…The Kindertransports were a noble humanitarian effort. In the months leading up to the Second World War, thousands of Jewish children were sent away from their families and out of harm’s way, from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland to Great Britain.
Ron Givens, THE DAILY NEWS

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A simple and eloquent documentary….While many may feel that they know all they need to about the Holocaust from movies like “Schindler’s List” and “Shoah,” this quiet film makes the horror vivid all over again. And it does so not by the use of gory images, but by showing the faces behind the statistics.
Hannah Brown, THE NEW YORK POST

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Unashamedly emotional and sensitively narrated by Joanne Woodward.
John Anderson, NEW YORK NEWSDAY

Ms. Hacker has created a film of exceptional depth and resonance.
Robert Sklar, THE FORWARD

A beautiful and inspiring film.
St. Louis Riverfront Times