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1945

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Location: Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
Additional Dates
  • Friday, September 28, 2018, 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Directed by Ferenc Török, 2017, Hungary, Not Rated, 91 min., Subtitled

In this astonishingly haunting film, deep undercurrents run beneath the simple surface in a quaint village that's ultimately forced to face up to its “ill-gotten gains” from the Second World War. In Hungary on a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own. A superb ensemble cast, lustrous black and white cinematography, and historically detailed art direction contribute to an eloquent drama that reiterates Thomas Wolfe’s famed sentiment: you can’t go home again. Based on the acclaimed short story “Homecoming” by Gábor T. Szántó.

Open Caption Wednesdays
Both Wednesday screenings will feature Open Captions (subtitles) for the benefit of our deaf or hearing-impaired guests. Please be aware that this service is not always available from the film distributor, but will be provided whenever possible.

Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission

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