THREE MINUTES: A LENGTHENING – Review by Beth Accomando

The three minutes of the title refers to a home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland. The footage is presented as the only moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk before the Holocaust. Filmmaker Bianca Stigter constructs the documentary exclusively from those three minutes of home movies – some in color, some black and white, all silent. She slows the images down, freezes moments, and zooms in for closer inspection. In some ways it plays out like a police procedural as the identities of some of the people are discovered and tiny details are used to determine where the footage was shot and what was going on.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 23 – May 29: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Opening May 27, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Alice Through the Looking Glass, which sees Alice (Mia Wasikowska) return to the whimsical Wonderland and travel back in time to save her friend, The Mad Hatter (Johnnie Depp) Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 20-26: SUFFRAGETTE

Opening October 23, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Suffragette, British director Sarah Gavron’s phenomenal portrait of the brave women at the vanguard of the rights to vote campaign in the early 20th century . Read on…

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