Book Reading with MARGARET KILLJOY Sept 28

The Pageant Theatre

THREE MINUTES A LENGTHENING

Bianca Stigter

  • 72 minutes
  • 2022
  • English

    Reviews

      Tuesday Sept 27
    • 5pm and 7pm
      • THREE MINUTES A LENGTHENING presents a home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland and tries to postpone its ending. As long as we are watching, history is not over yet. The three minutes of footage, mostly in color, are the only moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk before the Holocaust. The existing three minutes are examined to unravel the human stories hidden in the celluloid. The footage is imaginatively edited to create a film that lasts more than an hour. Different voices enhance the images. Glenn Kurtz, grandson of David Kurtz, provides his knowledge of the footage. Maurice Chandler, who appears in the film as a boy, shares his memories. Actress Helena Bonham Carter narrates the film essay.

        An original and incisive meditation on history, memory, memorials and a reminder of what a magical medium film is - how unique it is in its ability to capture so many moments and so much life. A powerful, essential piece of filmmaking.