Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Thursday, January 26
The Burning Child

About the Event

The Burning ChildDirected by Christian D. Bruun and Joseph Koerner
(US, 2019, 113 min.)

Thursday, January 26 | 7:00 PM

The Department of Art History at Rice presents Joseph Koerner, Professor of Art History at Harvard, and his documentary. Haunted by his father’s portrait of his grandparents who vanished in the Holocaust, Joseph Koerner returns to Vienna to solve their mystery. Completed eighty years after the Anschluss, the film is a moving, visually-stunning journey through Vienna’s urban and psychic interior to a buried past, when dreams of home became, for a city’s most ardent homemakers, an unimaginable nightmare.

Discounted parking at Founder’s Court. $5 flat rate, credit card required.

Directions & Parking

Entrance #1, or entrance #20

Nearest visitor parking lot:
Founders Court 
Lovett Lot


Sewall Hall