My Name Is Sara

Tues, March 16, 4 pm—Thurs, March 18, 9 pm

Poland-USA 2019 | War/History | 1h 11m

Directed by Steven Oritt


This is the true story of Sara Goralnik, a 13-year-old Polish Jew, whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September 1942. She had to be brave and shrewd to navigate the dangers she encountered in order to survive. She had to think on her feet or face capture, death or other unspeakable horrors. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, Sara stole her Christian best friend’s identity and found refuge in a small village, where she was taken in by a farmer and his young wife. She soon discovered the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, compounding her own greatest secret that she had to protect at all costs; her true identity. Facing exposure at every turn Sara’s will to survive drove her indomitable spirit.

ZOOM Talk Back 3/18, 7:30 pm w/ The Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ

Festival Pass

All 8 Films $52

Only Film Festival Series Tickets are Available to the Public

Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07723
732-531-9106 Box Office

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is completely wheelchair accessible and provides a variety of assistive services upon request. In addition to Large Print Programs and hearing assistive devices at all performances, scheduled sign language interpreting, audio description, and sensory seminars are available at certain performances and upon request.

Contact the box office directly at 732-531-9106, ext. 14.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts