Syndrome K

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Syndrome K

This riveting documentary reveals, for the first time, a singular true story we should all know about. In the middle of World War II, during the Nazi occupation of Rome, three courageous Roman Catholic doctors saved the lives of Italian Jews by convincing the Nazis that their Jewish patients were infected with a deadly and highly contagious disease they called Syndrome K—a disease that did not exist. Featuring interviews with survivors and their descendants—including the 98-year-old Dr. Adriano Ossicini—narration by Golden Globe-nominee Ray Liotta, archival footage, and gripping reenactments, Syndrome K presents a chilling depiction of heroism and sacrifice in the face of Nazi horror.

This series previously played in the 2021 Jewish Film Festival.

Pricing/Film Availability Info: Admission to the festival will be sold either as an all-access pass or a la carte, available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $100 (members), $125 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass or $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers) per film. All film programs will be available to stream for the entire length of the festival—films will become available at 10:00am on February 22 and will be open to stream until 11:59pm on March 7. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film. Festival passes will go on sale February 4 and individual tickets will go on sale February 22.

Please note, due to geographical restrictions from the distributor, you can only watch the films if you are located in Westchester and Fairfield counties. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Live Virtual Q&A with Dr. Elena Procario-Foley and Rabbi Noam Marans
Wednesday, Oct. 13 2021, 7:05
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  • Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Br. John G. Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies, Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College
  • Rabbi Noam Marans, Director, Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, American Jewish Committee (AJC)  
The discussion will be streamed live in the theater following the film. If you would like to virtually join the Q&A from home you can do so by registering here.

This film is part of the Virtual Jewish Film Festival series.

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