|What:||Preview screening of A FILM UNFINISHED, followed by Q&A with director and Stephen Smith|
|When:||August 2, 2010
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
|Where:||The Albert & Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007|
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and Oscilloscope Laboratories invite you to attend a special screening of A Film Unfinished, followed by a Q&A session with the film's writer and director, Yael Hersonski, and Stephen D. Smith, USC Shoah Foundation Institute Executive Director. Dr. Michael Renov, Associate Dean of the School of Cinematic Arts, will moderate the Q&A session.
About A Film Unfinished
A Film Unfinished is the story of a movie that was never completed. Produced with the assistance of The Steven Spielberg Film & Video Archive, Yad Vasham Film Project and the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, the film opens from Oscilloscope Laboratories in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Royal, West Los Angeles and Laemmle Town Center, Encino on August 20th.
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 for the first time, 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, directed by director Yael Hersonski, 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.
Provided courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories. Not Rated. Running time: 88 minutes.
In German, Hebrew, Yiddish and Polish, with English subtitles.
To learn more about the film, click here.