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A Film Unfinished

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A Film Unfinished
Yael Hersonski, 2010

Wex at Gateway

Wexner Center members receive free admission to select screenings at the Gateway Film Center, located in the South Campus Gateway. The films are selected (and often introduced) by Wex curators. Don’t forget to bring your Wex member ID card to show at the Gateway’s box office.

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, Oct 22, 2010Thu, Nov 4, 2010
Repeats every day until Thu Nov 04 2010 .

"A brilliant reminder of the importance of bearing witness."—Time Out New York

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

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film was discovered after having sat undisturbed in an East German archive. 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 has now complicated the earlier readings of this footage.

A Film Unfinished presents the raw footage in its entirety, probing deeply into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film and carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) that falsely show "the good life" supposedly enjoyed by Jewish urbanites. 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. (89 mins., 35mm)

A Film Unfinished Trailer

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.