Beth El Jewish Center Of Flatbush Hosts Free Screening Of “My Australia”

A still from "My Australia." Source: Film Society of Lincoln Center
A still from “My Australia.” Source: Film Society of Lincoln Center

As part of the Beth El Jewish Center of Flatbush’s fall movie series, the synagogue invites all to a showing of “My Australia,” a fascinating drama about Polish Holocaust survivors. The film will be screened this Saturday, December 6, 7:00pm inside the synagogue’s daily chapel, 1981 Homecrest Avenue at Avenue T.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center provides a synopsis of “My Australia”:

In a poor neighborhood in 1960s Łódź, Poland, 10-year-old Tadek and his brother are in a gang with a strong anti-Semitic bent. When they are arrested, their mother, a Holocaust survivor, has no choice but to reveal that though raised as Catholics, they are in fact Jews. Telling the younger boy they are going to Australia, the land of his fantasies, the family boards a ship to Israel. This tender and humorous drama is based on the filmmaker’s own experiences.

All are welcome. For further information, call (718) 375-0120.