THE RESCUE - A Live Film-Concerto

Live Concert-Screenings

by filmmakers Alvaro Boris Castellanos

 THE RESCUE - A Live Film-Concerto is the groundbreaking documentary film by Alvaro and Boris Castellanos which tells the story of José Arturo Castellanos, one of the few Latin American Righteous Among the Nations and the only Righteous from Central America. More than just a documentary, the Castellanos Brothers have created an emotionally engaging and personal work to tell the story of their grandfather and the survivors he helped, combining the projection of the film with a simultaneous live concert performance of its musical soundtrack by a six-piece latin chamber orchestra led by Boris and Alvaro on piano and bass.

Video: THE RESCUE - A Live Film Concerto: Live in New York City - March 2019

Last March, we hosted the Castellanos brothers for a performance of their project, THE RESCUE - A Live Film-Concerto, and found it to be an incredibly impactful event. Many local audiences, including Hispanic/Latino heritage student groups at a local community college, high school students, and residents of the Battery Park City neighborhood, were all able to meaningfully engage with the project. The brothers’ and their film offered a unique story of resistance and bravery to the programming season of the Museum.
— Laura Salvatore, Public Programs Coordinator - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

THE RESCUE - A Live Film-Concerto has proven to be a powerful and moving vehicle for holocaust education and remembrance all over the world…

Dear Boris and Alvaro,
Thank you so much for joining us and being an integral part of our WIZO 2016 Gala Dinner at the Diplomat Hotel. Your speech was incredibly moving and touched the hearts and souls of every one in attendance. You conveyed your grandfather’s story beautifully and your presentation was flawless. Including the pictures and video makes a huge impact as everyone can see just how much you are able to accomplish with your positive outlook, sheer determination and motivation.
— Jana Falic - Co-President, WIZO USA

Alvaro & Boris Castellanos at WIZO Florida's annual Gala - 2016