The Tobacconist

Date(s) - Sunday, February 10, 2019
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale


Join NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and the David Posnack JCC for an afternoon of art and film. Museum and café open at noon.

Enjoy a docent led tour of Remember to React that highlights Contemporary African Artists at 1:30 PM.

The tour will be followed by a screening of The Tobacconist at 2:30 PM.

The Tobacconist is a tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna in the late 1930s. When seventeen- year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop he meets Sigmund Freud, who is a regular customer. Over time, the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis’ arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?

Film cost: $9 for JCC or Museum members; $11 non-members

Film and tour: $18 for JCC or Museum member; $22 non-members

RSVP for the film and tour at the JCC website

The JCC page updates as the screening date approaches.