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A Film Unfinished

  • Indiewire  News

    Box Office: "Tillman" and "Unfinished" Debut Strong Despite MPAA; "Bone" Hits $5 Million

    As the summer enters its final frames, two docs - Amir Bar-Lev's "The Tillman Story" and Yael Hersonski's "A Film Unfinished" - led a batch of specialty debuts at the box office this weekend. The films share the distinction of being handed down controversial R-ratings by the MPAA (of which both "Til...

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    SilverDocs Unveils U.S. and World Competition Films for June Fest

    One of America's most prominent documentary events, the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival, unveiled its competition line up with 11 features competiting in both its "Sterling U.S. Feature Competition and "Sterling World Feature Competition." There are also over three dozen shorts set for its shorts competition. As previously announced, "Freakonomics" will open SilverDocs, which takes place in Silver Springs, MD June 21 to 27. The Magnolia release includes contributions from Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (“Jesus Camp”), Eugene Jarecki (“Why We Fight”)...

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    "Family," "Film Unfinished" Lead Hot Docs Awards

    The 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced the winners of their juried awards this evening at the Isabel Bader Theater in Toronto. Hosted by Canadian radio and television personality Jian Ghomeshi (who - for those unaware - jokingly explained himself as the "Persian-Cana...

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  • Indiewire  Reviews

    REVIEW | Manipulating the Past: "A Film Unfinished"

    The popular sentiment about Holocaust grief at the movies reached a breaking point in 2008, when backlash against "The Reader" suggested that audiences had grown tired of the predetermined gravitas that seemed to infuse such stories with an immediate sense of purpose. Last year, Yoav Shamir's perceptive documentary "Defamation" put an additional focus on the problem by following school children on a guilt-inducing field trip to Auschwitz. The kids are meant to accept the morbidity and cry for the dead rather than try to understand the forces behind their fate. Shamir rose a boldly progressive question: Does acknowledging a dark patch of histo...

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