Film Screening: The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm


Sunday, March 11, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Bedford Playhouse is pleased to present a screening of HBO’s gentle but heart-wrenching new documentary, “The Number On Great-Grandpa’s Arm”. When ten-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack, a Holocaust survivor, about the number tattooed on his arm, he sparks an intimate conversation about Jack’s life that spans happy memories of childhood in Poland, the loss of his family, surviving Auschwitz and finding a new life in America. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with panelists including: 10-yr old Elliot Saiontz, local resident and the film’s young narrator, his mother, Stacey Saiontz, Amy Schatz, Director/Producer and Jeff Scher, Animator.

The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm interweaves haunting historical footage and hand-painted animation to tell a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe while sharing memories and lessons from the Holocaust with a new generation.

The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm is the centerpiece for a new installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, which includes the film, its animation art, and companion segments produced by HBO featuring survivors in conversation with young people.

Emmy and Peabody Award winning Director-producer Amy Schatz’s notable HBO projects include the recent Saving My Tomorrow series, plus An Apology to Elephants, the Classical Baby series, A Child’s Garden of Poetry, ‘Twas the NightGoodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales and Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001.  Acclaimed artist and animator Jeff Scher’s work is found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Academy Film Archive, Harvard Film Archives and the Pompidou Centre.

WHAT:   Bedford Playhouse Screening and Panel Discussion of HBO’s just

    released documentary, The Number On Great-Grandpa’s Arm

WHERE:   The Little Theater, Fox Lane Middle School, 632 South Bedford

    Rd, Bedford, NY 10506

WHEN:   Sunday, March 11, 5 – 6:30pm

COST:   FREE; Donations Encouraged

RSVP:   RSVP Required at

*VIDEO:             HBO Trailer available to digital media on YouTube: The Number On Great-Grandpa’s Arm

 CONTACT:        Lindsay Hearon, Bedford Playhouse, Marketing & Events,  914.234.6704, [email protected]

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The Little Theater, Fox Lane Middle School
632 South Bedford Rd
Bedford, NY 10506
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Times: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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Presenter: Bedford Playhouse
Presenter Phone: 9142346704
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