FOUR WINTERS – A film by Julia Mintz

Academy of Music Theatre (274 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)


This film is rated PG-13. All children under the age of 13 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

NEW YORK TIMES – Nicholas Rapold

JEFFREY LYONS – Film Critic | Lyons Den Radio| WCBS

TABLET MAGAZINE – Marjorie Ingall
“A MUST-SEE HOLOCAUST MOVIE (NO, REALLY)…‘FOUR WINTERS’ is a documentary with suspense, humor, and zero sentimentality…”

Ms. MAGAZINE – Carrie Baker
“…FROM EMPATHY TO AWE… poignant, deeply reflective, and sometimes shockingly funny…”

FILM SYNOPSIS “All I owned was my camera, a leopard coat, and a grenade in case of capture…the pillow was the rifle, the walls were the trees and the sky was the roof,” says partisan Faye Schulman. Over 25,000 Jewish partisans, fought back against the Nazis and their collaborators from deep within the forests of WWII’s Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Belarus. Against extraordinary odds, they escaped Nazi slaughter, transforming from young innocents to courageous resistance fighters. Shattering the myth of Jewish passivity, these last surviving partisans tell their stories of resistance in FOUR WINTERS, revealing a stunning narrative of heroism and resilience.

Following the screening, join us for a special discussion and Q&A with director, writer and producer Julia Mintz, in person at the Academy of Music.

FOUR WINTERS is slated to show in select theaters in North America and around the world in 2023.

Julia R. Mintz – Director, Writer, Producer

Mintz’s work focuses on narratives of bravery and resistance against unimaginable odds. She has been on the producing team for films shortlisted for the Academy Awards, premiered at Cannes, Sundance and TriBeCa, and won Emmy, Peabody and festival awards. Her films can be seen on HBO, PBS, American Masters, NETFLIX and Amazon. Mintz has worked on many of the country’s most celebrated documentary films. Recent projects include Mr. SOUL!, which premiered at TriBeCa and was short-listed for an Academy Award®. She co-produced Joe Papp in Five Acts and post-produced Get Me Roger Stone, both premiered at TriBeCa. Mintz produced the Emmy-nominated California State of Mind, and post-produced Soundtrack for a Revolution, short-listed for an Academy Award® Best Documentary, premiered at Cannes, nominated for Writers Guild; Nanking, short-listed for Academy Award® which won Peabody®, Emmy®, and Editorial Award at Sundance; and Love Free or Die: Story of Bishop Gene Robinson, winner Sundance Jurors Choice. Additional projects include Muscle Shoals, premiered Sundance; Equity, premiered Sundance; Bing Crosby Rediscovered; Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, Emmy® nominee; and Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual. Julia has also produced programming for Discovery, NASA, National Geographic, NHK and SONY. Mintz’s Award Winning documentary FOUR WINTERS launched with a 14 week run in New York City, and is now slated to show in select theaters in North America and around the world in 2023.

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Show Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:30 pm
Doors at 6:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$24.82 (+ Optional Donation)

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