Date: November 9, 2021Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map Stamford JCC
1035 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905
Contact: Nancy SchiffmanEmail:

In-Person Film Screening, Irmi

In-Person Film Screening: Tuesday, Nov. 9 · 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Film Screening: Friday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 14

In 1906, Irmi Selver was born into a comfortable Jewish family in Chemnitz, Germany, where she grew up, married and began her own family. Nothing prepared her for the upheavals and tragedy that were in store for her, or for the many times she would have to start her life over on unfamiliar ground. Irmi is a deeply personal film inspired by one woman’s story and her spirit. It explores the way in which unexpected events and chance encounters can both shape a life and reveal its true nature. Using Irmi’s own memoir – Irmi takes us on her unique journey. It is a portrait of a woman whose strength, resilience and perhaps most stunningly, whose joie de vivre could not be vanquished even in the face of unimaginable loss.


Directed by Veronica Selver & Susan Fanshel
USA, 2020
Documentary, 1hr 10min


In partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County in commemoration of Kristallnacht.


Q&A via Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. with directors Veronica Selver and Susan Fanshel. Moderated by Brian Kriftcher.
(Upon ticket purchase, a Zoom link will be emailed to you.)


Film Ticket: Member $10 / Community $15
Ticket price is per person. Ticket is good for either an in-person screening OR a virtual screening.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Click HERE to view the film trailer.
Click HERE to become a benefactor.

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