The next film in the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center’s Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be a critically acclaimed psychological examination into the forces of intolerance, both on the individual and society as a whole. The Believer will screen at 1pm on August 25, 2013, in the Holocaust Museum’s theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.

Loosely based on a true story, this powerful film explores the personality of a Jewish young man consumed with self loathing and prejudice, to the point of affiliation with a neo-Nazi group. Ryan Gosling gives a brilliant, compelling performance in this psychologically complex character study, directed by Henry Bean. The Believer, in English, has a running time of 102 minutes.

Introductory remarks and a post-screening discussion will be facilitated by Sylvia L. Ginsparg, a psychoanalyst in private practice and clinical professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at St. Louis University.  Her 2010 book Never Again: Echoes of the Holocaust as Understood Through Film was recently published in an expanded edition.

Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public.  For further information, call 314-442-3714 or email dreich@jfedstl.org.