Film Director to Attend Screening at Illinois Holocaust Museum

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The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will hold a public screening of the film A Song for You on Sunday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m. This program is free with Museum admission and free for Museum members and will be followed by a post-film discussion with film director Sharon Karp and co-director Silvia Malagrino.

Throughout the film, Skokie-native Sharon Karp comes to grips with her family history and weaves interviews with her mother, fragments of a book her father wrote, home movies and historical footage. The film tells the story of how Karp’s parents, George and Gisela Karp, escaped the Nazis by crossing the Pyrenees with the help of the French Resistance.

Karp is a founding member of the Chicago-based film collective Kartemquin Films. In 1995 she formed her own video and post-production house, Media Monster. In 2001, Karp edited Voices of the Geniza: Portraits from Medieval Cairo for a multimedia exhibition at the Spertus Museum in Chicago.

Malagrino is an international award-winning artist, filmmaker and native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malagrino is a recipient of numerous grants and awards. Recently, she was awarded with the State of Illinois Distinguished Artist award for her contributions to Art and Society. For reservation information visit

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