Colorado Cinema Salon: The Long Shadow - Film, the Holocaust and Artistic Responsibility
90 Minute Running Time
Thursday, April 28th at 7pm at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
Hosted by Robert Denerstein
This edition of the Colorado Cinema Salon precedes the Denver FilmCenter’s Holocaust Remembrance Day screening (Sunday, May 1) of Claude Lanzmann’s landmark 9 ½-hour documentary, SHOAH.
The Salon, curated and hosted by Robert Denerstein, will begin with a short selection of clips provided by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute. The clips will be introduced by the Center’s development director Daisy Miller, herself a Holocaust survivor. The Salon discussion will also focus on a variety of issues suggested by the way filmmakers (in both fictional and documentary contexts) have treated the Holocaust on film as we attempt to identify the challenges and responsibilities of filmmakers who engage profoundly disturbing historical material. Salon participants: Adam Rovner, Center for Judaic Studies, Denver University; Jeffrey Mahan, professor of media and culture at Iliff School of Theology; and Ellen Premack, director, the Mizel Museum.
A post-Salon reception will follow in Henderson’s Lounge.