Film Club: Blessed is the Match

In honor of Women’s History Month, RMWF presents BLESSED IS THE MATCH at Film Club, where each month we present a film from our Madelyn Osur Film Library on the screen at the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film office inside the Lincoln School. These screenings are free and open to the public with a small suggested donation of $5.

Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Film Begins at 7:00 pm

All seating for Film Club is first come, first served. Please let us know you are coming, so we can plan for this event. There is no need to print or bring your ticket with you to the event. Just arrive 15 minutes before the film screening begins to secure your seat.

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Directed by Roberta Brossman

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Shockingly, it was the only military rescue mission for Jews during the Holocaust. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis. Incredibly, her mother Catherine witnessed the entire ordeal – first as a prisoner with Hannah and later as her advocate, braving the bombed-out streets of Budapest in a desperate attempt to save her daughter.

With unprecedented access to the Senesh family archive, and through interviews, eyewitness accounts and the prolific writings of Hannah and Catherine Senesh, Blessed Is the Match recreates Hannah’s mission and imprisonment.

The film explores Hannah’s childhood against the backdrop of significant historical events resulting in a rich portrait with several interlocking strands.

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.
Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.
Blessed is the heart with strength to stop its beating for honor’s sake.
Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.

—Hannah Senesh, written days before her capture by the Nazis


Mar 10 2020


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Free, Suggested Donation $5


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