#Anne Frank: Parallel Stories – Cancelled/To Be Rescheduled
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is committed to the health and safety of everyone at our performance.
We do prioritize the health of our audience and staff. As a result, we are cancelling and will reschedule our March 13th #AnneFrank Parallel Stories showing.
Options regarding your ticket
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Option 2: Refund your ticket. Upon request, OCCA will refund your ticket, minus the box office fee. Send request to email@example.com.
Option 3: Keep your ticket to be reused when the event is rescheduled.
Catherine Rickbone, Executive Director, Oregon Coast Council for the Arts
“#AnneFrank Parallel Stories” is a powerful retelling of Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her extraordinary diary, guided by the Academy-Award winning actress Helen Mirren – and through the lives of five women who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust. The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) presents this screening in HD at a future date, to be announced at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC), 777 W. Olive St. in Newport, hosted locally by Catherine Rickbone.
As a commemoration of what would have been her 90th birthday – and in cooperation with the Anne Frank Foundation – the documentary takes audiences into Anne’s room within the secret annex of her family’s hiding place before being deported, and through excerpts of her diary, intertwined with the experiences of the survivors who lived to tell their own parallel stories.
“This is a story we must never forget. We are beginning to lose the generation of people who are living witness of what happened in Europe in those terrible days, and so it’s all the more important to keep the memory alive looking into the future,” states the actress. Mirren introduces audiences to Anne’s story through the words of her diary, an extraordinary text that has made the tragedy of Nazism known to millions of readers all over the world. The film’s set, a perfect reconstruction of Anne’s room in her secret refuge in Amsterdam, is designed with every detail carefully recreated by set designers from the Piccolo Theatre in Milan.
Her story is intertwined with that of five Holocaust survivors, Arianna Szörenyi, Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard, Helga Weiss and sisters Andra and Tatiana Bucci. Once teenage girls just like Anne, they too suffered persecution and deportation when they were very young. They were denied their youth and they lost their families, friends and loved ones in the concentration camps. These stories of the survivors of the Holocaust put words on the blank pages of Anne’s diary, as it fell silent when everyone in the secret refuge in Amsterdam was arrested on Aug. 4, 1944.
Written and directed by Sabina Fedeli and Anna Migotto, the film was produced by 3D Produzioni & Nexo Digital, in collaboration with the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel, and premiered in the U.K. and Ireland on Jan. 27. By Experience provided the U.S. release.
OCCA appreciates the support of the Jeannette Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation and the City of Newport, which makes it possible to show HD productions at the PAC.
Ticket prices are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $11 for students. Buy tickets online, at the PAC box office or by calling 541-265-2787. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excepting holidays), and one hour prior to performance times.