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NYJFF Live Talk: Irmi
Join Irmi directors Susan Fanshel and Veronica Slever for a live talk about their Closing selection at the 2021 New York Jewish Film Festival.

This documentary tells the inspiring life story of Irmi Selver, a Jewish refugee who escaped from her hometown of Chemnitz, Germany in the 1930s during the rise of Nazism. With her husband and two children, she boarded a ship which tragically sunk in the English Channel. When Irmi awoke, having been rescued by the British Navy, she found that she had lost her family. After a period of grieving, she said aloud to her friends, “I choose to live.” Irmi went on to marry twice and have more children, and eventually moved to (and fell in love with) New York City. Co-directed by the filmmakers Veronica Selver (Irmi’s daughter) and Susan Fanshel, Irmi combines photographs, archival footage, and interviews with a narration taken from Irmi’s memoirs and voiced by the legendary actress Hanna Schygulla.

Film at Lincoln Center Talks are presented by HBO®.

The New York Jewish Film Festival is presented by Film at Lincoln Center and the Jewish Museum, and takes place virtually January 13-26. Learn more and view the lineup at nyjff.org.

Jan 27, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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