JANUARY 13-19

Music is essential to this documentary about a Kraków-based composer and conductor, directed and sparingly narrated by an American student of the musician, Yale Strom. Now teaching “the Jewish nuance” to gentile students, Leopold Koslowski steadfastly refuses to emigrate from a Poland that most Jews who survived the Holocaust have long since abandoned. Koslowski, who served as music consultant to Schindler’s List, is a Holocaust survivor too, and at Strom’s instigation he returns to the region (now in the Ukraine) where he was held in a concentration camp, debased by the SS, and joined anti-Nazi partisans—and where his parents and brother died. This footage greatly enriches the portrait: Koslowski is deeply saddened to visit the sites where his family members were murdered, but delighted to meet a fellow partisan he hasn’t seen since Russian tanks announced the end of the Nazi occupation. At the Biograph, 2819 M St. NW. $6.50. (202) 333-2696. (Mark Jenkins)