Opening Night 15th Annual New Hampshire Jewish FIlm Festival
Out of Exile: The Photography of Fred Stein
Director: Peter Stein
Fleeing the Nazi threat in Germany, Fred Stein arrives in 1930s Paris, destitute, and finds that he can support himself through photography. Thus, thousands of brilliant photographs are born. But he’s soon fleeing for his life again. After a harrowing escape, he reaches New York, and another treasure trove of photographs flows from his camera. After his life is cut short by an accident of fate, his work, including penetrating portraits of some of the most important figures of the mid-20th century, is forgotten until his son decides he must bring it to the attention of the art world.
Winner: Best Feature Documentary - Prague International Film Festival 2021, Istanbul Film Festival 2021, Argenteuil International Film Festival 2021
Selection: Miami Jewish Film Festival 2022, Hartford Jewish Film Festival 2022, Paris International Film Festival 2021, Chicago Motion Picture Awards 2021
Post-film discussion with director Peter Stein, followed by Dessert Reception at The Rex Theatre in Manchester, NH.
Film Star Sponsor: Jennifer Fishbein Photography
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of New Hampshire