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Cinema Chats: “Colette”

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Resistance took courage in Nazi-occupied France. 75 years later, facing one’s ghosts may take even more.

As a young girl, Colette Marin-Catherine fought the Nazis as a member of the French Resistance. Since 1945, she has refused to set foot in Germany. That changes when a history student named Lucie enters her life and encourages her to visit the concentration camp where the Nazis killed her brother. Join the Museum at Eldridge Street with Producer Alice Doyard and Director Anthony Giacchino in a conversation about the making of the film, the Resistance, and healing. The program will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Lucy Shahar.

Colette has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best documentary short.

Watch the film here: https://www.theguardian.com/colette

Anthony Giacchino, Director, is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker living in New York. His last documentary, The Giant’s Dream (Warner Bros ), tells the story behind Academy Award winning director Brad Bird’s first feature film, The Iron Giant. His first feature-length documentary, The Camden 28, aired on the PBS series POV, and was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen. Giacchino is a former Fulbright Scholar at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany.

Alice Doyard, Producer, is an award winning French producer and director, with credits that include The confined : A Story of Hidden Children (BBC), The Remarkable Resistance of Lilo (BBC), Resistance Women: The Fight Against Hitler in Berlin (BBC), Big Screen Splendors : Bridget Jones In London (Arte). Widely recognized for her skill in finding powerful human stories in places as diverse as the battlefields of the World Wars or the forests of Congo, her work for BBC News on the downfall of the dictator Robert Mugabe was awarded with a Golden Nymph at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2018. In 2021, Alice Doyard was nominated for an Oscar®️ for the Short Documentary Colette.

This conversation will take place over Zoom.


May 26
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Museum at Eldridge Street