Special Film Screening: Ahead of Time



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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 7:00pm

The Museum of Tolerance and the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival in cooperation with the MorningStar Commission and Women in Film Los Angeles present a special pre-release screening of:

Directed by Bob Richman
Produced by Zeva Oelbaum

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Celebrating her 99th birthday on September 30, 2010, Ruth Gruber was not content to simply witness the most defining events of the 20th Century, she participated in making that history!

AHEAD OF TIME, the directorial debut of award-winning cinematographer Bob Richman (September Issue, My Architect) relates the remarkable real-life journey of Ruth Gruber, a spirited woman who rejected the gender boundaries of her generation – leaving Brooklyn for studies in Berlin, where she witnessed the rise of Nazism and began documenting her observations. She escorted Holocaust refugees to America in a secret war-time mission for President Roosevelt and became the eyes and conscience of the world with her photographs of the refugees aboard the ship Exodus 1947. An impassioned foreign correspondent, she began her illustrious career with the New York Herald Tribune, and is the award-winning author of 19 books.

This the story about an inspirational woman, a leader in the Jewish Community and a role model for all ages.

A special opportunity to meet Ruth Gruber and Producer Zeva Oelbaum via videoconference preceding the screening.

Tickets $10.00.  Group rate available.  Advanced ticket purchase recommended.  Call 310.772.2505.

Free underground parking. 

Please be considerate of our residential neighbors and make every effort to avoid driving through single-family residential neighborhood streets.


Presented by Reel Inheritance & Vitagraph Films. In select Laemmle theatres on September 24, 2010

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