Saturday, November 19

Premieres ArchiveSpecial Events ArchiveBoston Jewish Film Festival 2016

A Grain of Truth

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Massachusetts Premiere!

(2015, Poland) Director Borys Lankosz [112 min]
A whodunnit that pits reason against distrust. Soon after big-shot prosecutor Teodor Szacki moves to the city of Sandomierz, he is called in to solve a case: a woman was found dead outside a synagogue, her neck slashed, and a knife used for shechita (kosher slaughter of animals) found nearby. As more murders occur, a wave of anti-Semitism unfurls and Szacki must not only to solve the crimes, but also face the hysteria of public opinion and the painful history of Polish-Jewish relations. Based on the bestselling novel by Polish author Zygmunt Miloszewski. Note: Graphic scenes.

Screening as part of the Cummings Social Justice Film Series