Moshe Rynecki was a prolific Warsaw-based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community until he was murdered at the Majdanek death camp. After the Holocaust, Moshe’s wife was only able to recover a fraction of his work, but unbeknownst to the family, many other pieces survived. For more than a decade his great-granddaughter has searched for the missing art with remarkable and unexpected success. Spanning three generations, Chasing Portraits is a deeply moving narrative about art, war, and one woman’s unexpected path to healing.
Chasing Portraits is a wonderful film and we are thrilled to share it with Los Angeles audiences. Learn more at EatDrinkFilms.com, where filmmaker Elizabeth Rynecki published an essay. There is also an excerpt from her book of the same name.
Ms. Rynecki will participate in Q&A’s following the 7:30 pm shows on Friday, 5/17 through Sunday, 5/19 and after the 3:10 pm show on Sunday at the Music Hall.