Community Scholar Program (CSP) Sunday morning conversation with Géza Röhrig, a Hungarian actor, musician, philosopher and poet who is best known for his role in the 2015 film Son of Saul, which won the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
$18.00 per person (if register prior to January 20, 2017)
FREE for CSP Members
$36.00 at the door
Géza Röhrig was born in Budapest in 1967. Kicked out of high school at 16 for anti-communist activity, he founded an underground punk band, Huckrebelly, which always played under different names to keep the police from stopping their concerts. In '87 he moved to Kraków to study Polish Literature at the Jagiellonian University. In '89 he started studying at the Hungarian University of Drama and Film, and played the lead role in two Hungarian movies. In the early 90s he lived in Jerusalem, then spent two years studying at a chassidic yeshiva in Brooklyn. He has lived in New York since 2000 where he graduated with an MA in Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of New York and started to teach. Röhrig has been named as one of the top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life by the New York-based Algemeiner Journal.
Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)