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Watch No. 4 Street of our Lady In Your Own Home

If you’ve not yet seen No. 4 Street of Our Lady, the film by three Penn State filmmakers that tells the story of  a Catholic Polish woman who saved 15 Jewish neighbors from the Nazis during World War II, there’s an easy way to remedy that. The film, by Barbara Bird, Judy Maltz, and Richie Sherman, is being distributed more widely.

You can download it from iTunes, or rent or buy it from Amazon. (You can watch a free excerpt there, too.) The film is listed on Netflix, but”proof of demand” is required for the company to release it. If you add the film to your Netflix queue, you can help create that demand.

The film is continuing to get attention. The rescuer, Francisca Halamajowa, was honored posthumously three weeks ago by the Anti-Defamation League; two granddaughters accepted the award. And it’s also been added to the materials available at Facing History, which provides resources for teachers both in the United States and internationally.

Lori Shontz, senior editor


April 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm 1 comment

Penn State Honors Vicki Glembocki

vgWe were happy to learn today that the English department at Penn State has named Vicki Glembocki ’93, ’02g its Outstanding Young Alumna for 2010. She’ll be back to campus in April to be presented with the award.

Vicki was senior editor at The Penn Stater from 1997–2001; she left here to become articles editor at Philadelphia Magazine. Nowadays she’s a contributing editor for that magazine and a full-time freelance writer, and along the way she also wrote a book: The Second Nine Months: One Woman Tells the Real Truth About Becoming a Mom. Finally.

We’re very happy that she continues to write for us as well: Most recently she wrote “Who Killed Betsy Aardsma?” for our Sept-Oct 2009 issue; a profile of physicist Ronald Mallett ’69, ’70g, ’73g called “One Moment in Time” for our July-Aug 2009 issue; a profile of winery owner Doug Moorhead ’56 called “A Wine’s Time” for Jan-Feb 2009; and a story about the film No. 4 Street of Our Lady for our Nov-Dec 2008 issue.

Just last week she was out in Los Angeles on assignment for us, interviewing Ty Burrell ’97g, star of the ABC-TV hit series Modern Family. Look for her story on him to appear in our Jan-Feb 2010 issue.

Tina Hay, editor

November 13, 2009 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

More Ink for ‘No. 4 Street of Our Lady’

Today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a terrific story about No 4 Street of Our Lady, the Holocaust-related film made by Penn State College of Communication faculty members Barbara Bird, Judy Maltz, and Richie Sherman. A very good read.

Tina Hay, editor

November 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

‘Street of Our Lady’: A Q&A with the Filmmakers


No. 4 Street of Our Lady, a Holocaust-related documentary by three Penn State faculty members, is now making the rounds of film festivals throughout the country. In conjunction with its appearance in Savannah, Ga., this week, has an interview today with two of the filmmakers.

Barbara Bird and Richie Sherman talk about how they and colleague Judy Maltz (all three are in the College of Communications) got the idea to make the film, how they located the survivors who could help tell the tale, and the challenge of getting funding for the project.

We did a story about the film in our November-December 2008 issue, on the eve of the movie’s premiere last winter. You can download a PDF of our article here.

Tina Hay, editor

November 3, 2009 at 9:10 pm 1 comment

‘No. 4 Street of Our Lady’ in Pittsburgh

No. 4 Street of Our Lady, the Holocaust-themed film created by three Penn State faculty members, has its Pittsburgh debut this weekend. The 90-minute documentary will be shown at Adat Shalom synagogue near Fox Chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. There’ll be a Q&A session afterward with Judy Maltz, one of the three College of Communications faculty members behind the film.

There’s a nice article about the film in Pittsburgh’s Jewish Chronicle this week. According to the story, No. 4 Street of Our Lady will also be shown at the Three Rivers Film Festival in November.

Tina Hay, editor

September 11, 2009 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Big Honors for “Our Lady”

full_francisca_halamajowaGot an e-mail yesterday from Judy Maltz, one of the three Penn State faculty members behind the film No. 4 Street of Our Lady, which we wrote about in our Nov-Dec 2008 issue. She was writing to say that the film won the grand prize for best feature documentary at the Rhode Island International Film Festival last weekend.

The film tells of the heroism of a Polish Catholic woman, Francisca Halamajowa, who successfully hid 16 of her Jewish neighbors from the Nazis during World War II. One of those she saved was Herb Maltz, Judy Maltz’s father.

What’s especially cool is that the Rhode Island International Film Festival is an Academy-Award qualifying festival—meaning that No. 4 Street of Our Lady may be eligible to compete for an Oscar.

Tina Hay, editor

August 12, 2009 at 9:21 am Leave a comment

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