Ed Tracy presents the Kartemquin Film Prisoners of Her Past a powerful documentary detailing Sophie Reich dealing with personal ghosts from the Holocaust, Fascism, her refugee status, and World War II.
Emmy Award-winning Chicago Tribune journalist and author Howard Reich will be the special guest at CONVERSATIONS with Ed Tracy at the Skokie Theatre on Wednesday, April 20th at 1:30 pm. The program is part of the new monthly interview series hosted by Ed Tracy featuring authors and influential leaders in the arts, media and business. Reich, a Skokie native, has covered the arts for the Tribune since 1978 and authored five books including the work that inspired the Kartemquin Films documentary, Prisoner of Her Past. As the producer, writer and narrator of the film, Reich brings the audience on a journey through the United States and Eastern Europe uncovering his mother’s traumatic past that has returned to haunt her.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Chicago-based Kartemquin Films, an internationally-recognized documentary company dedicated to producing films that sparks conversation and engagement. A book signing sponsored by The Book Stall at Chestnut Court follows.
$10 Advance Reservations are suggested: Skokie Theatre or call: 847-677-7761
For more information, visit: Conversations with Ed Tracy