France, 1985, 544 Minute Running Time
Language: English, German, Hebrew, Polish, Yiddish, French English Sub-Titles
Sunday, May 1st at the Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day
The complete 9 1/2 hour epic presented in TWO parts (each with separate admission)
FIRST ERA starts at Noon (273mins) and SECOND ERA starts at 5pm (292mins)
35mm presentation - On the occasion of the film’s 25th anniversary, Claude Lanzmann's nine-and-a-half hour landmark documentary, SHOAH, considered one of the greatest films ever made, will be re-released in the US.
Twelve years in the making, SHOAH is Claude Lanzmann’s monumental epic on the Holocaust featuring interviews with survivors, bystanders and perpetrators in 14 countries. The film does not contain any historical footage but rather features interviews which seek to ‘‘reincarnate’’ the Jewish tragedy and also visits places where the crimes took place. Growing out of Lanzmann’s concern that the genocide perpetrated only 40 years earlier was already retreating into the mists of time, and that the atrocity was becoming sanitized as History, his massive achievement-at once epic and intimate, immediate and definitive-is a triumph of form and content that reveals hidden truths while rewriting the rules of documentary filmmaking. SHOAH remains nothing less than essential.
DIRECTOR: Claude Lanzmann
US Distributor: IFC Films
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