Sat, Mar 23|
Holocaust Museum LA
Family Film - Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog
Join Holocaust Museum LA for a screening of a film about the timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog, put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany. Q&A with writer/director Lynn Roth and Holocaust Survivor Mary Bauer to follow the screening.
Time & Location
Mar 23, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany, in the heartwarming family drama SHEPHERD: THE STORY OF A JEWISH DOG. When the Nuremberg Laws are passed forbidding Jews to own pets, Kaleb, a German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family and his beloved 10 year old master, Joshua (August Maturo). We follow Kaleb as he becomes a street dog and then captured and eventually adopted by an SS dog trainer (Ken Duken) at a Nazi work camp where the dog has now been trained to help round up and terrorize Jewish prisoners.
“A family-style adventure drama with an important historical bent.” - Gary Goldstein, LA TIMES
“It succeeds in walking the tonal high beam without falling into soul-destroying bleakness on one side or a saccharinely fake happy ending on the other. That’s no mean feat.” - Leslie Felperin, THE GUARDIAN
A conversation will take place after the film with writer/director Lynn Roth and Holocaust Survivor Mary Bauer.