Germany’s Maria Schrader Discusses Stefan Zweig on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Maria Schrader, the director of Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe, will be Tom Needham’s special guest this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film.

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First Run Features’ Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe.

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Stony Brook, NY - May 11, 2017 – Acclaimed German actress/director, Maria Schrader, will be Tom Needham’s guest this Thursday on WUSB’s the Sounds of Film. She will be discussing her new film, Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe, which will be opening in New York at Lincoln Plaza on May 12th.
 
Maria Schrader is an internationally acclaimed actress, writer and director. She is most known as an actress for her roles in Aimee & Jaguar and Love Life, which she wrote, acted and produced. In 1995, she won the Best Actress Award at the Bavarian Film Awards and the German Film Awards for Nobody Loves Me, Burning Life.  In 1999, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival for Aimee & Jaguar. She is also recognized worldwide for her role in the German-language TV series Deutschland, which was the first German-language series broadcast in the United States.
 
First Run Feature’s Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe, Austria’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 89th Academy Awards, tells the story of the Austrian Jewish writer Stefan Zweig and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942.  Stefan Zweig is most known in America for his novellas “The Royal Game” and “Letter from an Unknown Woman.”  His writings have inspired Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. In addition, he was the most-translated German writer of his time.  Director Maria Schrader carefully shows Zweig’s story of being a refugee in search of a new home in Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe.
 
About the Sounds of Film
 
The Sounds of Film is the nation’s longest-running film-themed radio show. For the past 30 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live at wusb.fm. Previous guests include economist Richard Wolff, the Dave Matthew’s Band’s Boyd Tinsley, Liberty DeVitto, Michael Moore, Peter Fonda, education policy advocate Diane Ravitch, Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, Kenneth Lonergan and Laurie Anderson.