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Feb. 27, 2004

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Son of "The Pianist" speaks of life that inspired Oscar-winning film

DATE: 7:30 p.m., March 15, 2004

EVENT: In 2003, "The Pianist" won two Academy Awards and other honors for its story of Wladislaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew and concert pianist (played by Adrien Brody) who witnessed the Nazi invasion of Warsaw and eluded the concentration camps. Szpilman's son, Chris, comes to the University of Michigan to discuss his father's life.

In "The Pianist's life after the war: My father's tragic experiences in World War II and the difficulty of forgetting," Szpilman will discuss his father's attempts to repress memories of the ordeal that erected a barrier between father and son.

PLACE: 1200 Chemistry Building, 903 North University, map: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/media/chemmap.html

SPONSOR: University of Michigan Center for Russian and East European Studies. Co-sponsored by the Copernicus Endowment, the Frankel Center of Judaic Studies, and Hillel.

CONTACT: The CREES office, (734) 764-0351, or crees@umich.edu

WEB LINKS: For more information about this and other CREES events, visit http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/crees/events/wn04cn.html

For more information on the film, visit http://www.thepianistmovie.com/

 

Contact: Joe Serwach
Phone:(734) 647-1844
E-mail: jserwach@umich.edu