Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto

Holocaust and the Arts

The discovery of a puzzling photograph sparks a student to probe the history of Rome’s Jewish ghetto and the fate of a little girl, in this Italian teen drama interlacing past and present. When Sofia finds an old snapshot in a neglected suitcase, she’s mesmerized by the child’s picture. As details emerge—the child’s name, separation from her parents during a Gestapo raid, and rescue by a nun—Sofia commits to honoring the girl’s memory by staging an original play with classmates and friends from a nearby Jewish high school. But first she must overcome objections of concerned parents. A talented ensemble injects youthful energy into this inspiring interfaith story about the importance of memory, coexistence and reconciling generational frictions.

Watch the trailer here.

Join us in the theater – Sunday, October 17 at 7:00 PM (Marcus North Shore Cinema)

OR Stream from home on Eventive – Sunday, October 17, 7:00 PM – Wednesday, October 20, 11:59 PM

A talkback with HERC’s education director Sam Goldberg and HERC’s education manager Sara Sillars will occur following the film on Sunday, October 17.

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Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival is presented by Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC.

This film is shown in cooperation with the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC).



Sun. October 17, 2021


 7:00 pm


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