Angel Wagenstein: Art Is a Weapon

New York Jewish Film Festival


Sunday, January 22, 2017
8:30 – 10 pm
Walter Reade Theater: 165 West 65th Street

This documentary portrait of a Bulgarian Jewish filmmaker, novelist, partisan warrior, and lifelong revolutionary Angel Wagenstein introduces American viewers to a brilliant and charismatic artist, for whom art became a form of resistance against a series of oppressive and corrupt regimes. It is also a meditation on what his life and films reveal about the intimate realities of Cold War culture in a divided and contentious post-war Europe, and the vertiginous transformations of 1989 and after in the former Eastern Bloc states.

Screening with Stars (Sterne).