Swing Me to the End of Life, Echoes of Johnny and Jones
A 49 min. documentary about the pre-war Dutch singing duo, Johnny and Jones, their talent, loyalty and their fate.
During the three years of production, in which we followed the creation process of a musical about Johnny and Jones in Holland, we also met David Natale, an American playwright/actor who created his one man show about Kamp Westerbork and Johnny and Jones. More than that: our research discovered the widow of ‘Jones’ who survived the camps.
David performed Johnny and Jones’ songs for her, 'Westerbork Serenade', in her retirement home in San Francisco.
Swing Me to the End of Life, Echoes of Johnny and Jones was broadcast by the Joodse Omroep in August, 2011. It is nominated to the Jewish Eye Film Festival in Israel, 2012
The triple DVD. 'Tribute to Johnny and Jones' with the documentary and the registration of the two theater productions, will be available in spring 2013. Supported by Stichting Levi Lassen, Maror-gelden and Crown-funding
The next screening of Swing Me to the End of Life in The Netherlands will be announced here soon.
Past screenings and festivals:
September 9th, 2012 in Leeuwarden, during Jofel.
Swing Me to the End of Life was nominated to the Jewish Eye Film Festival Israel, October 2012.
It was also screened at:
Cinematheque Jerusalem, on October 22, at 19:00
Cinematheque Tel Aviv, on October 23, at 17:30
Cinematheque Rosh pina, on October 25, at 20:00
Cinematheque Haifa, on October 27, at 21:30
Central Library Caduri, on October 28, at 20:30