Scarsdale Documentary Screening To Feature Star Of Film

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Ben Peter will be in Scarsdale to answer questions about the documentary he starred in.
Ben Peter will be in Scarsdale to answer questions about the documentary he starred in. Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – One of the stars of the award-winning Israeli documentary “Life in Stills” will visit Scarsdale, as three local Jewish organizations come together to screen the film.

At 7 p.m. on March 7, the Westchester Reform Temple, the AJC Westchester and the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Mid-Westchester will co-sponsor the documentary screening. Following the film, there will be a question-and-answer session with star Ben Peter.

“Life in Stills” follows the story of Miriam Weissenstein, 96, who teamed with her grandson, Peter, to save her husband’s life work, The Photo House, which was in danger of being demolished.

Rudy Weissenstein was a famous photographer in Israel, and he crafted an archive that consisted of more than one million photos that were preserved at the Photo House. The pictures depicted seminal Israeli moments, as well as the Jewish people.

The documentary has been screened at dozens of film festivals around the world, and has won several awards, including “best film” at six of them.

The program is free to the community. RSVP for the program online or e-mail receptionist@wrtemple.org.

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