January 27 – February 4, 2024
Brenden Theatres at the Palms Casino-Resort (4321 W. Flamingo Rd)
Thank you to our Sponsors
Mary Anna Clay
Sonja & Michael Saltman
Nevada Center for Humanity
Arlene & Jerry Blut
Wendy Kraft and Laura Sussman
Charlene and Geoffrey Sher
The World Premiere of Symphony of the Holocaust, submitted for Oscar Consideration
Saturday, January 27 | 7:00 pm
Symphony of the Holocaust is a documentary film on the life of master violinist and Holocaust survivor, Shony Braun, who transformed his experience in Nazi death camps into the Symphony of the Holocaust, a haunting and hopeful musical testament to the millions of Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War Two.
After his miraculous survival, Shony composed over 200 works on his prized violin. But The Symphony of the Holocaust was his masterwork... and he longed to play it at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp where his nightmarish journey began. His hope was to fill the camp with the beauty of his music. Unfortunately, Shony died before he had the opportunity.
But now, Shony’s family is going to fulfill his wish, by traveling to Auschwitz to play his symphony in front of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau gate - the very gate that so many Jews traveled through to their horrific deaths.
Special Guests: Executive Producer, Garrett Sutton, Director and Producer Greg DeHart, The Family of Shony Braun.
Our (Almost Completely True) Story
Wednesday, January 31 | 7:00 pm
Life in Hollywood has lost its luster for timeless actress, Mariette Hartley. Although her reputation precedes her from the peak of her acting career decades prior, meaningful work these days—and a decent date—are hard to find. When Mariette meets Jerry Sroka, a forever-comic who's also been wading through L.A.’s insufferable dating scene, Jerry immediately falls for her stunning elegance and exceptionally dry humor. Seemingly aloof to Jerry’s advances, Mariette reluctantly caves to Jerry’s goofy impressions and genuine kindness, and the two forge a budding relationship. They compare notes on past marriages, pointless auditions, and their favorite classic movies. But as things get more serious and unexpected challenges arise, Mariette wonders if it may be too late for love. Written by and starring the legendary Mariette Hartley and Jerry Sroka, OUR (ALMOST COMPLETELY TRUE) STORY shares the hilarious, vulnerable realities for aging actors and the search for love as seniors in Hollywood.
Deadly Deception at Sobibor
Thursday, February 1 | 7:00 pm
Now, archeologists have uncovered what the Nazis tried to wipe from history. Unfolding as it happens, DEADLY DECEPTION AT SOBIBOR takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the crime scene as the unprecedented investigation takes place.
Revealing the Nazi cover-up through dramatic excavations, eyewitness testimony by Sobibor survivor Philip Bialowitz, high-tech geophysics, secret telegrams, Luftwaffe aerial photos, hand-drawn maps, 3-D animation, and thousands of artifacts, the film weaves history and science together to follow the investigation by archeologists Yoram Haimi of Israel, Wojtek Mazurek of Poland, and Ivar Schute of the Netherlands.
The film is narrated by acclaimed actress Tovah Feldshuh.
Special Guest: Producer/Director Gary Hochman
Remembering Gene Wilder
Saturday, February 3 | 7:00 PM
The world knows Gene Wilder as an endearing comic genius, but his gifts include writing and directing. Including interviews, clips and outtakes from the set, and excerpts from Wilder's memoir in his own voice.
Trailer Here: https://youtu.be/6gdbJD49t2E
Followed by a Wonka Chocolate Reception
Sunday, February 4 | 1:00 pm
During a sunny, pleasant beach outing, just prior to Rosh Hashanah, Claire, the beloved 92-year-old matriarch of a Jewish family in New York, decides to make a confession to her Modern Orthodox great-grandson and his wife. Armed with old photos and diaries, she tells Josh and Olivia something they never expected to hear: She is actually a gentile who worked as a nurse for the Nazis at Auschwitz during World War II. She arrived in the States posing as a Jewish refugee, a guise she never has dropped.
Starring Rebecca Schull
Special Guest: Writer & Director, Jeff Lipsky
Israel Swings for Gold
Sunday, February 4 | 4:00 pm
In 2021, Israel’s baseball team competed in the Olympics for the first time. With no media allowed in Tokyo’s Olympic Village, the players record their own experiences. Mostly newly minted Israelis, they log unexpected battles against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. Victory for Israel comes on the playing field, even if not on the podium. Israel Swings for Gold follows the 2018 hit Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, about Israel’s Cinderella run at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.