Boulder Jewish Film Festival: The Last Cyclist

Date: March 8, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm
Location:  Show map
Boedecker Theater
2590 Walnut St
Contact: Jodi ZicklinEmail:

A fabulous piece of theater and a vital piece of Holocaust history, this filmed production of a cabaret play written and performed at the Terezin Concentration Camp reminds us that art restores our humanity, and the making of art makes us human. An improbable refute to Nazi madness, brilliantly acted, bitterly funny, and caustic to the bone. As accomplished as it is important, this daring, gallows-humor, absurdist allegory turns cyclists into “Jews”—persecuted by the inmates of a mental asylum who escape and take over the outside world. Written by young Czech playwright Karel Švenk, who was murdered by the Nazis a year later, and reimagined and staged by Naomi Patz, who appears in person.

Talkback with Naomi Patz

Directed by Naomi Patz
97 Minutes
In English
USA: 2019

Sunday, March 8 | Boedecker Theater | Screening at 12:30 pm | $13 in advance, $15 at the door | PURCHASE TICKETS