Paramount Theatre Downtown
Mon April 15, 7 pm All Ages
H.K. Breslauer's 1924 film, based on a novel by the Jewish author Hugo Brettauer, has a remarkable (and tragic) history. It was made in Austria during the rise of the Nazi party and predicted some of the horrifying future. According to press materials, Brettauer was murdered by a Nazi shortly after the film was released, and City Without Jews was presumed lost forever until its print was rediscovered in a Paris flea market in 2015. The film has now been restored as a testament to the prescience of Brettauer and the filmmakers and the risks of challenging fascism. Music of Remembrance will perform a commissioned score by Günter A. Buchwald, who will also conduct.