Date(s) - Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hagen Park Community Center
This program is presented as part of the exhibition Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933 – 1945, in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Please note, due to the size of our current exhibition, this program will be held at Hagen Park Community Center, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors.. Our thanks to the City of Wilton Manors Parks Department for their support.
Renowned British stage director Sean Mathias directs Martin Sherman’s “powerful and provocative” (The New York Times) screenplay about one man’s struggle to maintain his dignity while imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. Featuring exceptional performances by Lothaire Bluteau (Black Robe), Clive Owen (Gosford Park), Brian Webber, Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) and Mick Jagger, Bent will “grab filmgoers by the heart” (Rex Reed)!
Max (Owen) is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Pursued and captured, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form of human being. But it takes a forbidden relationship with an openly gay prisoner to teach Max that without the love of another, life is not worth living.
Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.
Refreshments provided courtesy of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.
Additional information available HERE.