20th Annual Fred & Audrey F. Marcus Holocaust Lecture

wed09nov7:00 pmwed9:00 pm20th Annual Fred & Audrey F. Marcus Holocaust Lecture


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00)


Elaine Wolf Theatre

350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246

Event Details

The University of Denver’s Holocaust Awareness Institute welcomes Academy Award-nominated director Ari Folman for a special screening of his latest animated feature, Where is Anne Frank. 

Celebrated Israeli filmmaker Folman will offer Front Range viewers a rare chance to see Where is Anne Frank before its official American release. Folman, the child of Holocaust survivors, will appear on-stage after the screening to discuss his nearly decade-long effort to bring the legacy of Anne Frank to a younger generation.

Anne Frank addressed her imaginary friend Kitty in her diary. Ari Folman’s film brings Kitty to life and tells her story. As she embarks on a search to find her best friend Anne, Kitty becomes a witness to the Frank family’s last months in the Holocaust and to Europe after the Second World War.

Nearly a decade in the making, the film follows the 2017 publication of the Graphic Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Folman and illustrated by David Polonsky. Where is Anne Frank and the Graphic Diary were developed in partnership with the Anne Frank Foundation Basel.

Where is Anne Frank was screened at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim, and is being shown in Colorado for the first time. An accompanying educational package is available to schools, educators and students through the Anne Frank Foundation.

The annual Marcus Lecture is presented in partnership with the Mizel Arts & Culture Center’s JAAMM Festival. 

Holocaust survivors, educators, and students attend free. Please contact hai@du.edu or 303.871.3013 for more information.