February 27, 2024 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

‘SHOAH: The Unseen Interviews’ To Premier At Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Tonight:

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will premier the highly acclaimed program, “SHOAH: The Unseen Interviews” at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival tonight, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the Gindi Auditorium at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

Raye Farr, Director of the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Holocaust scholar Dr. Michael Berenbaum will host a discussion following the presentation.

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival runs from May 3-10, 2012, with screenings at various theaters throughout Los Angeles.

Nearly 30 years after the debut of Claude Lanzmann’s “SHOAH,” the 9-hour epic considered to be one of the greatest filmic accounts of the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will present “SHOAH: The Unseen Interviews,” which contains footage shot for the landmark movie but never used in the film.

Shown for the first time in Los Angeles, this program features 55 minutes of previously unseen interviews from the Museum’s Claude Lanzmann “SHOAH,” Collection, which consists of 220 hours of footage and includes 70 individual interviews.

“SHOAH: The Unseen Interviews” includes the testimony of Abraham Bomba, a barber in the Treblinka killing center; details of American responses to the Holocaust from Peter Bergson; and Ruth Elias’s harrowing tale of survival in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The New Yorker notes that these interviews “add astonishing dimensions to the historical record and offer harrowing insights into moral psychology.”

“This program provides an invaluable account of the Holocaust from three unique perspectives,” said Michael J. Sarid, Western Regional Director at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “The testimonies in the film offer an inside view into the machinery of death, the American response, and a heart-breaking yet inspirational story of survival.”

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive is one of the world’s most comprehensive resources for audiovisual records pertaining to the Holocaust and related aspects of World War II.

An invaluable repository of evidence for scholars and the general public alike, the Archive acquires and preserves film footage from sources throughout the United States and abroad and ensures the accurate documentation of all its holdings.

“The Los Angeles premier of ‘SHOAH: The Unseen Interviews’ presents a unique opportunity for people in Southern California to see rare and incredibly powerful footage shot for one of the most significant Holocaust films ever created,” said Farr.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosts programs throughout the Western region from Seattle to San Francisco to Los Angeles to San Diego, including traveling exhibitions and lectures; the “Law, Justice and the Holocaust” educational program for California state judges; and the annual Teachers Forum on Holocaust Education, which trains thousands of California schoolteachers in how best to teach the Holocaust to young people.

For Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival tickets, please visit www.lajfilmfest.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/243195.

Related Posts

Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

July 19, 2023

July 19, 2023

FILM REVIEWMISSION IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONERated PG-13163 MinutesReleased July 11th The story in this “Mission: Impossible” chapter, “Dead...

Film Review: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

July 5, 2023

July 5, 2023

FILM REVIEWINDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINYRated PG-13154 MinutesReleased June 30th The director of Indiana Jones and the Dial...

Film Review: Past Lives

June 27, 2023

June 27, 2023

FILM REVIEWPAST LIVESRated PG-13105 MinutesLimited Releases June 2nd and June 9th, Full Release June 23rd The Korean concept of “In...

Film Review: Sanctuary

June 8, 2023

June 8, 2023

FILM REVIEWSANCTUARYRated R96 MinutesReleased May 19th In my humble estimation, this is one of the best movies of the year....

Film Review: The Little Mermaid

June 2, 2023

June 2, 2023

FILM REVIEWTHE LITTLE MERMAIDRated PG135 MinutesReleased May 26th With today’s technological developments, a live-action The Little Mermaid is not only...

A Riveting Revival of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning “A Soldier’s Play” Now Playing At The Ahmanson Theatre

May 31, 2023

May 31, 2023

On Stage With… Murder mysteries, whether cinematic or theatrical, are one of the most popular subjects. The list is quite...

Film Review: Chevalier

May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023

By Kathryn Boole  RATED PG-13107 MinutesReleased April 21, 2023 Chevalier is based on the true story of a historical figure...

Ballet at the Broad Stage Memorial Weekend – Meet the Talent!

May 10, 2023

May 10, 2023

Westside Ballet of Santa Monica returns to the Broad Stage with special guest artists kicking off Friday May 26th with...

Elizabeth McGovern Lights Up The Stage in “Ava – The Secret Conversations”

April 26, 2023

April 26, 2023

Play About Legendary Screen Star Runs Until May 14 At The Geffen Playhouse By Beverly Cohn Ava Gardner, born Ava...

Unconventional Art Festival “The Other Art Fair” Returns to Santa Monica This Weekend

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

140 independent artists, immersive installations, performances, DJs, and a fully stocked bar await visitors at Barker Hangar The Other Art...

Samohi Theatre’s “The Drowsy Chaperone” Takes the Stage in Santa Monica

March 1, 2023

March 1, 2023

Shows will take place at Barnum Hall on March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and March 5 at 3...

Film Review: “Marlow”

February 23, 2023

February 23, 2023

FILM REVIEW“MARLOWE”Rated R109 MinutesReleased February 15th “Marlowe” is a beautifully shot period piece that takes place in the late 1930’s....

Film Review: All Quite on the Western Front

February 22, 2023

February 22, 2023

I have never been a soldier at war, although I have close friends and relatives who have been. Universally they...

SMC Emeritus Concert Band to Hold Free Concert This Weekend at the Broad Stage

February 22, 2023

February 22, 2023

Concert February 26 will feature musical selections with an outdoor theme Santa Monica College’s Emeritus Concert Band, under the baton...