Learn more about Southern Circuit Tour "Chasing Portraits" .
The Clayton Center for the Arts is one of 8 venues in the Southeast to screen 6 films as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. One film will be show per month in the Lambert Recital Hall during September, October, and November of 2018, and February, March and April of 2019.
Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was a prolific Warsaw based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community in the interwar years. Sadly, he was murdered at Majdanek. Moshe Rynecki͛s body of work reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end. After the Holocaust, Moshe͛s wife was only able to recover a small fraction of his work, but unbeknownst to the family, many other pieces survived. For more than a decade his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rynecki, has searched for the missing art, with remarkable and unexpected success. Spanning three generations, this documentary is a deeply moving narrative of the richness of one man͛s art, the devastation of war, and one woman͛s unexpected path to healing.
There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening.
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804