SAUL & RUBY’S HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR BAND - Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Streaming Film

September 18th, 2020 - 12:00 pm

Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Streaming Film

Starting on September 18, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater offers virtual cinema access to “Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band,” an enthralling musical documentary that follows the story of two musicians with an insatiable lust for life.

Like many survivors of the Holocaust, after World War II Saul and Ruby moved to America, started families and careers, grew old, and retired to South Florida. For them, retirement could have been the last chapter in their story. But then they decided to start a klezmer band, named the Holocaust Survivor Band. In this utterly heart-affecting and enthralling film, we follow 94 year old Saul’s (drummer) and 90 year old Ruby’s (accordion) musical journey. It begins in total obscurity, playing in residential homes for the elderly and small Jewish community organizations to being invited to perform at venues across the country including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. This unique and compelling story is about having the courage to live one’s dreams, finding purpose and meaning in life at any age, the transcendent power of music, and the importance of speaking out against anti-Semitism and bigotry. [2020, US, 81 min, Rated: NR].

The New York Times writes, “’The Holocaust Survivor Band” summons the bittersweet memories of childhood, but more than that, it is a celebration of life.”

To help keep the Cinema Art Theater’s screens lit, visit for streaming links to watch one or several available films at your home. The distributor sets the fee but if more than one person is watching, it is a bargain. Thank you for your support.

The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Nov. 5 – 15, 2020). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at or call 302-645-9095.

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