Friday, December 24, 2010 - Thursday, January 6, 2011

New 35mm print • Special 25th Anniversary presentation

“The best documentary of all time.” – Time Out New York

Lanzmann’s monumental examination of the Holocaust grew out of a concern that the genocide perpetrated only 40 years earlier was already retreating into the mists of time, that atrocity was becoming sanitized as History. His massive achievement—at once epic and intimate, immediate and definitive—is a triumph of form and content that revealed hidden truths while rewriting the rules of documentary filmmaking. Now a quarter-century old, SHOAH remains nothing less than essential.

“I consider SHOAH to be the greatest documentary about contemporary history ever made, bar none, and by far the greatest film I’ve ever seen about the Holocaust.” – Marcel Ophüls

SHOAH is presented in two parts, with separate admission for each part—SHOAH: First Era (273 min., plus a brief intermission) and SHOAH: Second Era (292 min., plus a brief intermission).
The screening schedule is:
Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays—
First Era at 1:00pm, 6:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays—
First Era at 1:00pm,  Second Era at 6:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays—
Second Era at 1:00pm, 6:30pm
Admission for each part of this special anniversary revival is $18 general admission, $15 for seniors/children, $12 for IFC Center members.

  • Language In English, German, Hebrew, Polish, Yiddish and French with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1985
  • Running Time 564 minutes
  • Director Claude Lanzmann

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