“TREZOROS: The Lost Jews of Kastoria” selected as SONday Monday February Film
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Naples, FL) SON Studios announced today that “Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria” has been selected as the February film for its popular SONday Monday screening series. “Trezoros” will screen on Monday, February 13, at 6:30pm at the luxury Paragon Pavilion in Naples. Producer and Director of the film LARRY CONFINO will answer questions after the screening.
A name taken from the Ladino/Judeo Spanish term of endearment meaning “Treasures,” “Trezoros” is a documentary that chronicles the untold history and destruction of one of the formerly thriving Sephardic communities in Greece. Screening premieres in London, Cannes, Melbourne, Sydney and New York have received positive reviews. Directed by Lawrence Russo, and co-directed and produced by Larry Confino, the film has recently qualified for consideration as an Academy Award nominee.
“Trezoros” is set in the picturesque town of Kastoria, where Jews and Christians lived in harmony and friendship for over two thousand years. In October 1940, this changed forever with the invasion of Greece by Axis forces. Initially occupied by Italy, the Jewish community remained, but after Mussolini fell from power, the Nazis took control of the town, gathered all the residents in a single day, and sent them to concentration camps. Using never-before-seen archival footage, “Trezoros” vibrantly brings to life one of many Jewish communities that existed in Greece before the end of World War II. The story told by survivors, with interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tsur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, and New York.
Russo co-founded the independent studio The Shooting Gallery (Laws of Gravity, Sling Blade) and directed the Emmy nominated PBS short film series showcasing “ShortCuts” hosted by Louis CK. Producer/Co-Director, Larry Confino is the Founder of Synapse Productions and Executive Director of ImageRescue, Inc. Based in New York City, Mr. Confino has produced documentaries and commercial projects on a multitude of subjects around the world.
Tickets are $10 and available exclusively through SON. Online purchase can be made at http://sonstudios.org/trezoros or by calling (239) 403-0203 or visiting the SON offices at 3765 Airport Pulling Road North, Suite 203, Naples, FL 34105.
SON (Spirit Of Naples and Southwest Florida, Inc.) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501c3 organization creating relevant, mainstream media that has a positive impact on society. Founded in 2006, SON has educated over 2500 writers, helped bring over a dozen films and books to the marketplace, and is currently pursuing the build of a large multimedia production studio in Southwest Florida. Learn more at http://sonstudios.org.