“A rare documentary . . . compact and elegant.”
– Dana Stevens, New York Times

“Uplifting documentary . . . fascinating story.”
– Ken Fox, TV Guide

“ A miraculous sharp movie.”
– Patrick Z. McGavin, Chicago Tribune

“Individuals triumph over odds in inspiring ‘Optimists’.”
– Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

“Potent and gripping. . . . an extraordinary set of circumstances”
– Sarah Madsen Hardy, Boston Globe

“ As a human sentiment, it’s touching to behold.”.
– James Crawford, Village Voice

“A rare instance of humanity during the Holocaust.”
– Chad Frade, Time Out New York

“This film celebrates the human spirit.
It offers hope that people can learn to live together in peace.”
– Leora Frucht, The Jerusalem Post

“A must see documentary . . . . memorable”
– Masha Leon, Forward

“A moving tribute to moral courage”
– George Robinson, Jewish Week

“ Spellbinding. . . A message of inspiration and hope.”
– Bruce Ingram, Pioneer Press.

“ The message is so powerful . . . one of the best films of the year.”
– George O. Singleton,

“Engaging documentary . . . moving and heartwarming”
– The NYC Movie Guru

“ The Optimists is a wonderful film . . . a moving testament to human decency.”
– Annette Insdorf, Author of “Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust.”

“ A powerful and heartwarming story which deserves to be seen and discussed.       ”
– Rabbi Peter Knobel, Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue.

THE_OPTIMISTS_full press_kit_and_reviews-2014

The Optimists –  Major Reviews in English

What people say about The Optimists

The Optimists – from the book “Indelible Shadows

Jud Newborn – Review

USHMM Screening feed back

American Yad Vashem review

The Optimists – quotes from reviews

IMDB page of The Optimists

THE_OPTIMISTS – press images

THE_OPTIMISTS – Invitation

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