40 Nickels

40 Nickels 2021

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Based her grandfather’s boyhood in St. Louis, Yasmin Gorenberg tells a story of the pain passed from refugee parents to their children and the hope that can overcome it. “40 Nickels” captures the image of a generation of immigrants to the United States in the 1920’s and 1930’s and through that spotlights the effects of the 1919 pogroms in Eastern Europe. This is a film about parents and children: how trauma never leaves a family, and how hope and resilience is also passed down. It asks the question: Can a new generation look at the world with wonder rather than fear?

  • Released: 2021-03-19
  • Runtime: 28 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Grayson Taylor, Catherine Taormina, Cailyn Peddle, Aubin Bradley, Catherine Ashmore Bradley, Leo Grinberg, Linda Simon
  • Director: