Film Screening: Viktor & I

January 18, 2015

  • WHAT: Film Screening of Viktor & I, followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Alex Vesely 
  • WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 
  • WHERE: Orton Center, University of Redlands 
  • Free and open to the public 

Viktor Frankl is regarded as one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.  In spite of tremendous suffering, his life was full of hope, love and meaning. Man's Search for Meaning, his Holocaust memoir, has sold 16 millions of copies worldwide.

Frankl's grandson, award-winning filmmaker Alexander Vesely, will make a special appearance to screen this new documentary about Frankl's impact on the world. 

Born in Vienna Austria in 1974, Vesely began his own movie dreams early in life. He discovered the value of filmmaking while watching home movies and began early on to experiment with the fascinating world of film. 

Vesely has directed many short films, commercials and documentaries, but to date is most proud of his latest work, Viktor & I,  which won several prestigious film awards in the United States including the Diamond Award for the Best Documentary at the California Film Awards. 

Joining Vesely is Mary Cimiluca, CEO of Noetic Films, who will give a personal example of Frankl's influence on others to succeed in spite of difficult life challenges. 

DVDs of the film will be for sale at the event and Vesely will be available to sign them. 

Sponsored by the Meditation Room, College of Arts & Sciences Dean's & Associate Dean’s offices, the English department, the Religious Studies department, the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, and Campus Diversity & Inclusion.