Student-faculty directed film on Jean-Marie Lustiger explores his human
ROSEMONT, PA – A moving documentary on the life of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger – co-produced by Agnes Irwin alumna Mary Beth Smith ’12 and French teacher Barbara Barnett and featuring a never-seen-before interview with the Cardinal, will be screened in the West-Wike Theatre at The Agnes Irwin School on Wednesday, April 16 from 4-5 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with the film’s directors.
“No one else in the world has seen this interview,” said Barnett of the 15-minute documentary on Cardinal Lustiger’s conversion and dual identity as both Catholic and Jewish. The documentary, entitled Lustiger: The Jewish Cardinal, is the result of a yearlong independent study between Barnett and her former student, Mary Beth Smith, who currently attends Washington & Lee University.
WHO: Barbara Barnett, AIS French teacher, and Mary Beth Smith ’12, Agnes Irwin alumna
WHAT: Screening of short documentary Lustiger: The Jewish Cardinal, on the life of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, whose mother was seized in the German Occupation of Paris and died at Auschwitz; Q&A with directors to follow
WHEN: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: West-Wike Theatre, The Agnes Irwin School
Ithan Avenue and Conestoga Road, Rosemont, PA