Thu, Aug 10|
As a part of the Teicholz Film Series, join us for a special screening of Valiant Hearts, a film that tells the story of six Jewish children hidden among the collection of the Louvre, and the brave woman who risked her life to save them.
Time & Location
Aug 10, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Bristling with suspense and moving in equal measures, Valiant Hearts tells the true story of exceptional bravery and survival against all odds. Starring acclaimed French actress Camille Cottin (House of Gucci, Stillwater), the story recounts the odyssey of six Jewish children in August 1942, who are forced to take refuge where no one will ever think to look for them: amidst the Louvre Museum artworks hidden in the Château de Chambord. Between fear, outbursts of laughter, and unexpected encounters, the children learn about independence and discover solidarity and friendship amid tumultuous circumstances. The character played by Camille Cottin was inspired by Rose Valand, a conservator at Paris’s Jeu de Paume Museum and a member of the resistance who, for the full duration of the war, spied and documented artwork thefts carried out by Nazi officers. Astounding in its adventure and sharing an incredible story of friendship, bravery, and morality, Valiant Hearts is a compelling film the whole family can enjoy as it brings history alive for the next generation.
Tom Teicholz is joined in conversation by Holocaust survivor Henry Slucki, and educator Rachel Podber-Kennison. Henry survived the Holocaust as a child in France, and Rachel Podber-Kennison is the granddaughter of two Holocaust survivors. She is the Education Programs Manager at Holocaust Museum LA, where she works on engaging and meaningful programs for students across Los Angeles, giving them avenues to learn and reflect on the lessons of the Holocaust. She studied Film and Television at Boston University, and then completed her Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, with a dissertation entitled “Heirlooms Held Hostage: the Fate of Nazi-Looted Art in Museum Collections”.
All registered guests will receive a link to view the film 72 hours before the live online panel discussion, which will take place at the scheduled time. It is recommended to register at least three days before the event.
This film is provided by Menemsha Films.