On Thursday, October the 6th, A film unfinished, the Documentary of October, will have its premiere within The Documentary of the Month project. At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply “Ghetto,” this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel, inclusive of multiple takes and cameraman staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. The director of the film, Yael Hersonski presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) falsely showing “the good life” enjoyed by Jewish urbanites, and probes deep into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.
The Documentary of the Month was born in 2004 with the aim to bring this film genre to all kinds of audiences. Since then, Parallel 40 premieres each month a film in movie theatres, auditoriums and cultural centres in Spain, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. The network of The Documentary of the Month has already reached 60 cinemas of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Madrid, Asturias, Comunidad Valenciana, Biscay, Castilla y León and Latin America.
In Barcelona, A film unfinished will be screened on Thursday 6th of October in the Filmoteca de Catalunya, Cines Girona and Cines Alexandra. On October the 18th at 19h will be screened at Biblioteca Esquerra de l’Eixample – Agustí Centelles.
In the rest of cinemas and towns of the network, you will be able to watch the film during the whole month. To take a look to the schedule: http://www.eldocumentaldelmes.com/en/documentals/salas.html