Shoah: Part 1

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SHOAH: PART 1 is now available to stream! Must end Fri, May 31!


IFC Center Fri, Jan 1, 1971 12:00 PM
Film Details
Running Time:274
Director:Claude Lanzmann


Twelve years in the making, Shoah is Claude Lanzmann’s monumental epic on the Holocaust and features 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. It grew out of Lanzmann’s concern that the genocide perpetrated only 40 years earlier was already retreating into the mists of time, and that 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. 

Thirty-five years after its original release, Shoah remains nothing less than essential.

The flm will be shown in two separately ticketed parts. Viewers will have 96 hours (4 days) to watch each part.

Tickets for the film are sold either for each part or as a bundle for both parts.

You can pay $20 for the full film or $12 for each individual part.