University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Free Screening of Ahead of Time: The Story of Ruth Gruber at St. Anthony Main Theater

Free Screening of Ahead of Time: The Story of Ruth Gruber at St. Anthony Main Theater

Minnesota Film Arts and the Sabes Foundation Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival proudly present the premiere of the documentary, Ahead of Time, the directorial debut from award-winning cinematographer Bob Richman (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) highlighting the exceptional life of Ruth Gruber.

Ms. Gruber is a reporter, photographer, civil servant, memoirist and humanitarian. Gruber, who was in Germany during Hitler's rise to power, became concerned early on about the fate of the European Jews. In 1944 Gruber escorted Holocaust refugees to America and wrote about the experience in the book Haven: The Dramatic Story of 1,000 World War II Refugees and How They Came to America.

As a thank you for your support, Minnesota Film Arts and the Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival invites you to a special FREE screening of the film on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the St. Anthony Main Theater, located at:

115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN 55414

The screening will be followed by a talk with producer/photographer Zeva Oelbaum.

Seats are limited. Please RSVP for this screening by Wednesday, Nov. 17th at 12:00 p.m. Tickets will given on a first-come-first served basis.

To reserve your seats please email: or call: 612-331-7563.

If you are unable to attend the free screening, the film will run from Nov. 19th through Sunday Nov. 21st.
Please visit the Minnesota Film Arts website for exact times.

For more information about Ahead of Time visit

Click here for the New York Times review.