2 Highly Acclaimed Documentaires Premeire at CFF

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film having sat undiscovered 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. This documentary presents the raw footage in its entirely, carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a stage dinner party) that falsely show “the good life” enjoyed by Jewish urbanites. A Film Unfinished probes deep into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.

Dozens of Utah DVD retailers attracted unwanted attention from Hollywood heavyweights when, in the name of conservative family values, they began sanitizing films of sex, nudity, profanity, and violence. Outraged over the unauthorized editing of their work, prominent filmmakers began to speak out, thrusting the two groups into an intense legal, theoretical, and moral battle that would last six years before coming to a shocking conclusion.

The Charlotte Film Festival provides a cultural hub for established and emerging film-artists to showcase their works to the region’s top producers, peers, investors and viewers. Within the past four years, the Charlotte Film Festival has continued to grow attracting filmmakers from around that nation as well as gaining international attention. They continue to attract festival goers and enthusiasts from Charlotte, North Carolina and nearby states.

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