Fanny's Journey


Based on a true story, FANNY’S JOURNEY is an incredible tale of bravery, strength, survival, and a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one.

Following the arrest of their father in Paris during World War II, Fanny and her younger sisters are sent to a boarding school in France’s neutral zone. Their safe haven is only temporary, however, and the Jewish students are whisked away to another safe haven in Italy where they come under the care of the tough but tender Madame Forman. As danger advances yet again, the children’s fate is entrusted to 13-year-old Fanny who fearlessly treks through the countryside on a perilous mission through occupied France to reach the Swiss border, with only wits and solidarity to guide her. Away from any trusted adults, the children learn resilience, teamwork, and independence on their quest to reach freedom and safety.

An old-fashioned family film that brings history beautifully alive for the next generation, FANNY’S JOURNEY is based on an autobiographical novel by Fanny Ben-Ami. 

France/Belgium * 2016 * 94 minutes * French with English subtitles * Drama 

Starring: Léonie Souchaud, Cécile de France, Stéphane De Groodt

Director: Lola Doillon



In JOE'S VIOLIN, a holocaust survivor donates his violin to an instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year old girl in the Bronx, and unexpectedly, his own.

Short Film * U S A * 2016* 24 minutes * English *

Director:  Kahane Cooperman


SPEAKER at Harkins Shea 14 - Sunday, February 25th at 3PM - Judy Laufer

Judy Laufer, an author and publisher, was born in Budapest, Hungary and moved to Canada with her family when she was just two years old. Judy has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. She has a degree in early childhood development and was a certified teacher. She has teaching and curriculum development experience from both Canada and the United States.  Her most recent book "Choices -The True Story of One Family's Daring Escape to Freedom”, is a historical novel of the author's account of her family's escape from Hungary in 1956, during the Hungarian Revolution.