A new film from Marian Marzynski, the acclaimed director of Shtetl

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Never Forget to Lie will be broadcast on PBS's Frontline on April 30

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U Selected Screenings

Jewish International Film Festival, Inaugural Holocaust Series - Melbourne (Elsternwick) Australia
Limmud South Africa (2013)

IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy (2013)

Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC (2013)
Coolidge Corner Theater, Boston (2013)
Landmark La Jolla Village, Calif. (2013)
Miami Beach Cinematheque, Florida (2013)

Muvico Parisian 20, Florida (2013)

U Synopsis

Emmy Award winning filmmaker Marian Marzynski was born in Poland and survived the Holocaust as a Jewish child hidden by Christians. In Never Forget to Lie, the most recent of Marzynski's critically-lauded autobiographical films, the director explores his own wartime childhood and the experiences of other child survivors, teasing out their feelings about Poland, the Catholic Church, and the ramifications of identities forged under circumstances where survival began with the directive "never forget to lie."

Marzynski began his 40-year career as a journalist and popular television show host in Poland. A wry observer of life and a pioneer of European cinéma-vérité, Marzynski, has worked alongside Roman Polanski and taught many American filmmakers including Gus Van Sant. In addition to his landmark documentary Shtetl, Marzynski's films include Settlement and dozens of films broadcast on PBS's Frontline and European TV.

BB Articles & Links

Marian Marzynski Filmography (PDF)

B JTA: Acclaimed filmmaker turns camera on his own Holocaust experience for ‘Frontline’
(March, 2013)
| Read Article

B NPR's "Here & Now" Feature and Interview with Marian Marzynski (March, 2013) | Listen Now

B The Boston Globe, Interview with Marian Marzynski (April, 2012) | Read Article

B The Jewish Advocate, Interview with Marian Marzynski (April, 2012) | Read Article

B PRI's The World (Radio), How Filmmaker Marian Marzynski survived the Holocaust as a Child | Listen Now

B JTA, "Acclaimed filmmaker turns camera on his own Holocaust experience for ‘Frontline" | Read Article

B PopMatters, 'Never Forget To Lie': Child Survivors of the Holocaust | Read Article

B BlogTalkRadio with Michele Rosenthal, When Survival’s At Stake, “Never Forget To Lie” | Listen Now

B TV Worth Watching, Bianculli's Best | Read Article

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Never Forget to Lie

USA, 2012, 55 min, English & Polish with English Subtitles, Directed by Marian Marzynski

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