Jewish Film Festival: Across the Waters

Jewish Film Festival: Across the Waters

Amherst Dipson Theater (map)

Unsure of whom they can trust, a Jewish musician and his family make a frantic escape from Nazi-occupied Denmark, in ACROSS THE WATERS, a gripping story of survival and rescue.

Enjoying the nightlife of 1943 Copenhagen, jazz guitarist Arne Itkin is seemingly immune to the hardships of war, as the Danish government opts for a compliant relationship with Nazi Germany. He is initially skeptical when his terrified wife Miriam hears rumors of the round-up and deportation of Danish Jews. However, an overnight raid forces the couple to flee their home with five-year-old son Jakob. Aided by a church pastor and underground resistance, they set out on a journey for the fishing village of Gilleleje, where refugees await passage to Sweden by boat. Amidst lurking danger from the Gestapo and their collaborators, the family puts its fate in the hands of strangers whose allegiance and motives are not always clear.


Based on true events, ACROSS THE WATERS is directed and co-written by Nicolo Donato, whose own grandfather was among the courageous Danish fisherman to ferry war refugees to safety.


Director: Nicolo Donato

Country: Denmark

Year: 2016

Duration: 95 minutes

Languages: Danish

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13


Mon, March 12 | 8:00 pm

Thurs, March 15 | 6:00 pm

Yom HaShoah

Congregation Shir Shalom (map)

Join us for the 2018 Yom HaShoah Ceremony as we remember the lives of 6 million Jews, as well as remember the acts of courage that saved many lives.