The Boy in the Woods

Monday, May 6 / 7pm

The Oaks Theater

310 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont, PA 15139


Join us for Film Schmooze* led by Dr. Jonathan Zisook, University of Pittsburgh, after the screening.

Separated from his family, Max, a young Jewish boy, flees to escape the Nazis in Eastern Europe. He first finds refuge with a family in the country but is eventually forced to live in the woods on his own. His harrowing experience is one of both courage and compassion in which a young boy manages to survive against all odds. Based on the bestselling memoir by Canadian Holocaust survivor Maxwell Smart, The Boy in the Woods is a gripping tale that is both tragic and inspiring and serves as a stark reminder of this dark moment in history and the indomitable spirit of humanity.

Official Selection: Miami Jewish Film Festival, Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival

*Film Schmooze is a casual post-film discussion sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh – Jewish Studies program.