A Film Unfinished

A Film Unfinished (2009/2010)

Opened: 08/18/2010 Limited

Film Forum/NYC08/18/2010 - 09/14/201028 days
Laemmle's Roya...08/20/2010 - 09/02/201014 days
Laemmle's Town...08/20/2010 - 09/02/201014 days
Laemmle's Fall...09/03/2010 - 09/09/20107 days
Laemmle's Moni...09/03/2010 - 09/09/20107 days
Laemmle's Musi...09/03/2010 - 09/09/20107 days
Hollywood Thea...11/05/2010 - 11/14/201010 days

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Genre: Documentary/Drama

Rated: Unrated


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.