National Center for Jewish Film Advance Screening – “The Last of the Unjust” film by Claude Lanzmann

March 30, 2014 $12.00

Presented by The National Center for Jewish Film




“The Last of the Unjust”

Directed by Claude Lanzmann (Shoah)


Sunday, March 30, 3:30pm

West Newton Cinema

1296 Washington St, Newton, MA



“A historic film.” –The New Yorker

“A monumental film.” -Film Comment

“Fascinating and Impressive… portrait of an individual whose actions still defy comprehension, and the self-portrait of an artist consumed by the past.”  -The New York Times

 “Utterly fascinating. A reminder of another way documentaries can be made: simply, agonizingly, without comedy or narcissism, and with unforgettable, almost unbearable power.” –Esquire

Lanzmann’s interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein—the final President of the Jewish Council in Theresienstadt and the only “Elder of the Jews” to survive the war—reveal a wry and authentic storyteller, who candidly reflects on his unique role, for which he was demonized and celebrated. The Last of the Unjust provides an incisive view of this complex, beguiling man and exposes, without artifice, the savage contradictions of the Jewish Councils. (Director: Claude Lanzmann, France/Austria, 2013, 218 min)



Goethe-Institut Boston

The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, Brandeis University

Center for German & European Studies, Brandeis University

Event Location: West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington St, Newton, 02465

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Sunday, March 30, 2014, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$12.00 General Admission

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