8 2024

WI Film Festival: Address Unknown (JFM)

5:15PM - 6:30PM  

Barrymore Theater 2090 Atwood Ave.
Madison, WI 53704


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$ Cost $ 14.30

The Jewish Federation of Madison is proud to be the sponsor for a series of Jewish films as part of the 2024 Wisconsin Film Festival.

Film: Address Unknown
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Synopsis: In the early 1930s, Martin Schulz embarks with his family on a trip to Germany, leaving behind his art gallery in San Francisco under the care of his Jewish partner, Max. As Martin becomes influenced by a charismatic advocate of Nazi doctrine, tensions naturally rise between Martin and Max. Meanwhile, Griselle, Max's daughter, faces danger in Europe, prompting Max to plead with Martin for assistance. However, misunderstandings and suspicions lead to unforeseen consequences, ultimately thrusting the two families into a web of intrigue, coded messages, and shocking betrayals. A marvelous example of wartime Hollywood cinema that is ripe for rediscovery, Address Unknown was produced and directed by the great William Cameron Menzies, better known for his work as a production designer and art director on dozens of classics, including Gone with the Wind. Working with a small Columbia Pictures budget, Menzies, cinematographer Rudolph Maté, and their crew create an evocative, shadowy world where paranoia reigns. The terrific cast is led by Paul Lukas, who, as the duplicitous Martin, appears in his first movie role after his Oscar-winning turn in Watch on the Rhine. Tightly wound and enormously suspenseful, Address Unknown will be shown in a recently restored DCP and presented in person by Rita Belda, Sony Pictures Vice President of asset management, film restoration, and digital mastering. (JH)

Presented with support from Jewish Federation of Madison.

Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Madison, Wisconsin Film Festival