Today marks the official U.S. opening of the shocking, award-winning documentary, “A Film Unfinished.”

In the definitely “stranger than fiction” category, the film reveals…

A lost reel of Nazi propaganda labeled “Ghetto.”

Survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto and German cameramen commenting on the filming they remember from 1942.

Discovery of a truth untold.

A compelling story that questions the use of footage usually presented as factual. Check out A Film Unfinished Trailer (HD) and you’ll instantly get a sense of what it accomplishes in its powerful 90 minutes.

And yes, the dude with the Star of David armband looks strangely like Don Draper.

The synopsis and list of theatres follows here:

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 complicated earlier readings of the footage. A FILM UNFINISHED 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.

A FILM UNFINISHED is a film of enormous import, documenting some of the worst horrors of our time and exposing the efforts of its perpetrators to propel their agenda and cast it in a favorable light.


08/18/10 – New York, NY – Film Forum
08/18/10 – New York, NY – Lincoln Plaza
08/20/10 – Encino, CA – Laemmle Town Center
08/20/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Royal
09/24/10 – Baltimore, MD – Charles
09/24/10 – Boston, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
09/24/10 – San Diego, CA – Landmark Ken
09/24/10 – Washington, DC – Landmark E Street
09/24/10 – West Newton, MA – Newton 6
10/01/10 – Berkeley, CA – Landmark Shattuck
10/01/10 – Chicago, IL – AMC River East
10/01/10 – Chicago, IL – Landmark Renaissance Place 5
10/01/10 – Mill Valley, CA – Cinemark Sequoia
10/01/10 – Phoenix, AZ – Camelview
10/01/10 – Pleasant Hill, CA – Cinemark CineArts
10/01/10 – San Francisco, CA – Landmark Opera Plaza
10/01/10 – San Jose, CA – Cinemark Santana Row
10/01/10 – Santa Barbara, CA – Riviera
10/15/10 – Palm Desert, CA – Cinemas Palme d’Or
10/15/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
10/15/10 – Seattle, WA – AMC Uptown
10/22/10 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Center
11/05/10 – Dallas, TX – Angelika
11/05/10 – Denver, CO – Landmark Chez Artiste
11/05/10 – Houston, TX – Angelika
11/05/10 – Miami, FL – Intracoastal 8
11/05/10 – Sunrise, FL – Sunrise 11
11/19/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – AMC Waterfront 22

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