Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Film Unfinished" screening Nove 18-20 at the JCC

For someone reason this film caught my attention. I suppose I am going to have to go to Houston for more culture soon.

From the JCC Website:

A Film Unfinished

Presented by the JCC in collaboration with Holocaust Museum Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts
With Introductory Remarks by HMH Curator Bryan Howell

Kaplan Theatre, I W Marks Theatre Center

Thursday, Nov 18 � 7:30 PM
A Film UnfinishedFriday, Nov 19 � 1:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 20 � 8:30 PM

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered.  Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply �Ghetto,� this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel, inclusive of multiple takes and cameraman staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage.  A Film Unfinished presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) falsely showing �the good life� enjoyed by Jewish urbanites, and probes deep into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.

A Film UnfinishedA Film Unfinished is a film of enormous import, documenting some of the worst horrors of our time and exposing the efforts of its perpetrators to propel their agenda and cast it in a favorable light.

Director: Yael Hersonski
Running Time:  89 minutes
Rating:  Unrated by MPAA
German, Hebrew , Yiddish, Polish, English
Website and Trailer 

$8 Member / $10 Public
$2 discount for seniors and students

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