Director Frank Stiefel and his mother Ingelore Honigstein, will attend the special screening. Growing up Jewish in Nazi Germany, Ingelore Herz Honigstein had to overcome an additional hurdle: her deafness. Stigmatized by her condition, she spent her formative years alone, unhappy and unable to express herself. INGELORE recounts a remarkable story of survival during the Holocaust, tracing the journey of a 16-year-old deaf girl with a spirit that couldn’t be crushed—even by the Third Reich.
Filmmaker Frank Stiefel mixes on-camera images of his mother, whose dialogue alternates between speech and sign language (subtitles enabling both deaf and hearing audiences to experience the film), with archival footage and evocative reenactments of key moments in Ingelore’s life, filmed on location in Germany and the U.S.
The Dallas premiere will feature a pre-reception at 6 p.m., screening of the film at 7 p.m. followed by a post discussion with director Stiefel and his mother, Ingelore Herz Honigstein.