Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
West Coast Premiere

NOTE: all screenings at this venue are 19+.

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Sponsored by:
Marsid Foundation; Marie Doduck
Cathy Golden
Bernice Carmeli
Eva Szende

With special guest, director Adam Benzine

Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 documentary Shoah is considered to be the most important film ever made about the Holocaust and is arguably one of the greatest documentaries of all time. Director Adam Benzine gained exclusive access to Lanzmann, who sat at length to discuss the making of his masterwork, including the secret filming of former Nazis; the lengthy process of convincing traumatized survivors to open up on camera; and the exhausting challenge of chronicling one of the greatest atrocities in history. Faced with financial troubles and death threats, the project almost drove him to suicide. In addition to Lanzmann’s testimony, the film features never-before-seen material shot by the director and his team. Marking the 30th anniversary of Shoah’s release, as well as the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War II, Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah is a fascinating portrait of this French master. —-Jay Rosenblatt

Screens before What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy.

Community Sponsor:
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Event Details


Film Info

Year 2015
Country Canada, USA, UK
Director Adam Benzine
Cast Claude Lanzmann
Runtime 40 min
Language French & English with English subtitles
Genre