An Encounter with Simone Weil
Thu, 10/04/2012 – 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC
An Encounter with Simone Weil tells the story of French philosopher, activist, and mystic, Simone Weil who spent most of her too-short life advocating for the rights of the socially and politically disadvantaged. On her quest to understand Simone Weil, filmmaker Julia Haslett confronts profound questions of moral responsibility both within her own family and the broader context of 21st century America.
The film had its World Premiere in competition at IDFA, and since then has played at numerous film festivals around the world including Full Frame, DokuFest Kosovo, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, and Traverse City Film Festival, where Michael Moore awarded it his Special Founder’s Prize.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Julia Haslett.