Meet Ruth Gruber – Ahead Of Time

by Karen Tortora-Lee on September 29, 2010 · 0 comments

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Ruth Gruber didn’t just report the news. She made it.

See the trailer:
New York Times Arts & Leisure Article on the Film
Jewish Journal Interview with Ruth Gruber


Brooklyn Heights Cinema 70 Henry Street Brooklyn NY 11201

Ahead of Time Poster

Reel Inheritance & Vitagraph Films present


Exclusively in Theaters in New York and Los Angeles

The youngest person to earn a PhD, at age 20 in 1931 (and as an American in Germany no less!). The first journalist to explore the Soviet Arctic region at age 24.
A participant in a secret war-time mission to escort Holocaust refugees for President Roosevelt and on the scene to report on the infamous Exodus ship’s attempt to reach Palestine with Jewish refugees. Her photos informed the world. Born in 1911, Jewish American author, photojournalist, humanitarian and adventurer Ruth Gruber was always ahead of her time.
AHEAD OF TIME, the directorial debut of award-winning cinematographer Bob Richman (September Issue, An Inconvenient Truth) relates the remarkable real-life journey of Ruth Gruber, a spirited woman who rejected the gender boundaries of her generation – leaving Brooklyn for studies in Berlin, where she witnessed the rise of Nazism and began documenting her observations. An impassioned foreign correspondent, she began her illustrious career with the New York Herald Tribune, is the award-winning author of 19 books and even had tea with Virginia Woolf!President Harry Truman told Ruth Gruber in 1946 that all the problems in the Middle East were because of oil and–64 years later–things haven’t changed.

Celebrating her 99th birthday on September 30, 2010, Ruth Gruber was not content to simply witness the most defining events of the 20th century, she participated in making that history!

Bring your daughters to meet Ruth Gruber. She will inspire and charm the whole family!

Executive Produced by: Denise Benmosche, Patti Kenner, Doris Schechter

Meet Ruth Gruber, Director Bob Richman, Producer Zeva Oelbaum in person at select shows. Check our website or your local newspaper or movie ticketing website for showtimes and appearances. Ruth will appear only in New York.In Theatres in New York on September 24
Brooklyn Heights Cinema
70 Henry Street
Brookly, New York 11201
Friday – Sunday: 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM
Monday – Thursday: 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:15 PM

*AHEAD OF TIME is scheduled to run 9/24 – 30 at this theatre. If the film is in theatres longer in NYC, details will be on our website or in your local paper or theatre listing website. Always check the theatre website to confirm showtimes.

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