October 15 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
An exclusive screening of David Hoffert’s acclaimed documentary, The Rhapsody, about
composer and Holocaust survivor Leo Spellman who, at the age of 98, set out on a riveting and
emotional journey towards artistic liberation.
Following the showing of the documentary, a captivating live concert performance of “Leo
Spellman’s Rhapsody,” a symphonic masterpiece that was lost and forgotten for over 50 years.
The program concludes with a talk-back/Q&A with the film’s creator, Paul Hoffert.
“The Lost Rhapsody: A World War II Survival Story and Musical Legacy” is made
possible by a “Making Music Happen” grant from The Center for Arts and Culture at JCC
Association, The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies at Michigan State
University, Michael and Elaine Serling, The Zekelman Holocaust Center, the Lenore Marwil
Detroit Jewish Film Festival, and The J’s SAJE (Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment)
For more information, please visit www.jccdet.org/filmfestival or call 248-609-3303