USA 2022; 95 min; NR but has intense spoken descriptions of brutality and genocidal events.
“All I can say is that I saw it, and it is the truth.”
In a virtuoso solo performance, David Strathairn (GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK; LINCOLN; NOMADLAND) portrays Jan Karski in this genre-defying true story of a reluctant World War II hero and Holocaust witness.
After surviving the devastation of the Blitzkrieg, Karski swears allegiance to the Polish Underground and risks his life to carry the first eyewitness reports of war-torn Poland to the Western world and, ultimately, the Oval Office. Escaping a Gestapo prison, bearing witness to the despair of the Warsaw Ghetto and confronted by the inhumanity of a death camp, Karski endures unspeakable mental anguish and physical torture to stand tall in the halls of power and speak the truth. Strathairn captures the complexity and legacy of this self-described “insignificant, little man” whose timely story of moral courage and individual responsibility can still shake the conscience of the world.
“A crucial reminder of society’s duty to bear witness, especially whenever and wherever it would seem impossible to raise one’s voice above the din of indifference.” – LA Times
“David Strathairn astounds in a tour de force adaptation of the harrowing one-man play, Remember This. A table and two chairs serve as the only props. Strathairn brilliantly portrays every character in a devastating account of the Holocaust.” – MovieWeb
“A stark portrait of resilience….Strathairn is once again a one-man tour de force” – NY Times
****NOTE: THIS IS A LIMITED-RUN ENGAGEMENT WHICH MUST END WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8.****
SHOWTIMES: Sunday 2/19, Sunday 2/26, Sunday 3/5- 1PM only;
Wednesday 2/22, Wednesday 3/1, Wednesday 3/8 – 1PM only.
TICKETS: Adults $9; Seniors and WCUW members $7.
Cinema 320 screens in the Frontroom performance space at WCUW Radio, 910 Main Street, Worcester.
**** NOTE: The Clark University IDRISI Program parking lot is available for patron parking for the Sunday matinees. It is NOT available for the Wednesday matinees, but ample on-street parking is available along Main Street and the nearby side streets.****