"A Film Unifinished" Opens in San Francisco 10/1/10


A Film Unfinished 

Opens in San Francisco on October 1st 

at the Landmark Opera Plaza 

Cinemark Cinearts (Pleasant Hill) and Cinemark Santana Row (San Jose) 
 



"(Director Yael) Hersonki’s documentary is a monumental archival achievement." -- The Jewish Daily Forward

"Gratifying in its ethical insistence that there are true things in the world, and that it is necessary for us to know them." -- The New York Times

"Perhaps the most understated and intriguing documentary ever made about the Holocaust."-- Heeb Magazine

"Exposes a new dimension of the Nazi Propaganda effort. It's eye-opening and necessary."-- Ariel Fried, Anti-Defamation League

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 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 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.

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