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October 3, 1972
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“Escape to the Sun,” the first major film to deal with the repression of Soviet Jews, will have its world premiere at the Criterion Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The film, which has had a successful showing in Israel, is a dramatization of events leading up to the first Leningrad trial in Dec. 1970. It has an international cast, including Israeli star Yuda Barkin, Laurence Harvey. Kila Kedrova, Jack Hawkins and Josephine Chaplin. The premiere night will be sponsored by the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry under the auspices of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry. “Escape to the Sun” will open shortly in several other major cities with the premieres under the auspices of the NCSJ and local Jewish community groups.

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