Watch The Film – For The Life Of Me

The link to the film:

Film Synopsis

Following a heart attack, fifty-year-old Peter Vanlaw is haunted by questions about his family.  He delves into his father’s long-held secret and discovers that his family is Jewish.  Upon the death of his parents, he uncovers hundreds of family photos and reels of 16mm film. This wealth of material leads him to family stories of pathos and danger dating back to the early 1900s.

Ultimately,  all are woven into a  film about the discoveries of his heritage, of close relatives he never knew, of the ravages of his mother’s mental illness, of a grandparent’s suicide, and of the lasting damage caused by the Holocaust. His story takes us from California to pre-war Germany, Europe, Asia and beyond.

After watching the film, please email your questions for Pete to:
Eli Rabinowitz
by 6 April
On Thursday 7 April,  you will  be invited to a Zoom Meeting with Pete, Mariette, John, Michelle and Eli  at 1pm Perth time.
You  will then be able to ask Pete questions about his film and life.

The Movie Talk Show interview:

The Trailer:
"For the Life of Me" Trailer
“For the Life of Me” follows Pete Vanlaw who – in middle age after suffering a heart attack — discovers he has been living a lie. His journey of self-discov…
Eli Rabinowitz