Tue, Dec 12|
Holocaust Museum LA
Short Film: The Anne Frank Gift Shop
3G@HMLA and Reboot Studios invite you for a screening of a dark comedy about antisemitism that packs a vital and timely message. Followed by a conversation with Mickey Rapkin, the film's creator, moderated by actress, director, and producer Elizabeth Banks.
Time & Location
Dec 12, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Is there a wrong way to talk about the Holocaust? That's the question at the heart of THE ANNE FRANK GIFT SHOP, a dark comedy about anti-Semitism that packs a vital and timely message. When a high-end design firm presents its plans to reimagine the gift shop at The Anne Frank House, the company's overt appeal to Generation Z sparks a debate about collective trauma, the Holocaust and tote bags. Join Reboot Studios for a screening and conversation with the filmmakers.
Mickey Rapkin is a screenwriter and journalist whose first book, Pitch Perfect—about the world of competitive a cappella singing—inspired the film franchise of the same name. He has developed projects with Apple, John Wells, Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, and MRC. Previously a senior editor at GQ, he has written for the New York Times, WSJ, Town & Country, and Esquire. Rapkin lives in Los Angeles.
The conversation will be moderated by actress, director, and producer Elizabeth Banks.
She is known for playing Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games film series and Gail Abernathy-McKadden in the Pitch Perfect film series. She made her directorial film debut with Pitch Perfect 2 , whose $69 million opening-weekend gross set a record for a first-time director. She went on to direct, write, produce, and star in the action comedy film Charlie's Angels (2019). Banks founded the film and television production company Brownstone Productions in October 2002 with her husband, Max Handelman.