Mon, Sep 23|
Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
4:00pm Mon. "Man On The Bus" Festival Closing Film
Can a secret change who you are? Mysterious events unfold and reveal how Martha, a Polish holocaust survivor, managed to lead a double life in Australia.
Time & Location
Sep 23, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
About The Event
“Man on The Bus”
4:00pm Festival Closing Film & Reception
Director: Eve Ash. 2019 Australia Trailer: https://vimeo.com/325354237
Can a secret change who you are? Mysterious events unfold and reveal how Martha, a Polish holocaust survivor, managed to lead a double life in Australia. The vivacious Jewish artist and doting mother, died without ever revealing her secret.
The film follows Martha’s daughter Eve, over a decade, as she unlocks the mystery behind the streets named Eve and Martha. Clues are found in old recordings and Martha’s home movies revealing a mystery man gazing into the lens.
Eve’s investigation leads her to the Sobieski castle in the Ukraine, the site of a massacre where her grandmother died, and the Eichmann trial as she explores her parents’ holocaust survival and her father’s heroic escape from a concentration camp.
When a ‘doppelgänger’ contacts Eve, her life is forever altered, as she uncovers lies, tracks down her mother’s young lover and reveals the family secret that led her to rewrite her entire life.