The Last of the Unjust

Directed by: Claude Lanzmann

Screening - Friday, September 26, 2014, 7pm
Screening - Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7pm

2013 | France/Austria | 220 min.

Evening Only

“A new documentary from Claude Lanzmann, the director of Shoah. This film is shorter—it runs three hours and forty minutes—and Lanzmann confines himself to a single figure: Benjamin Murmelstein, a Viennese rabbi, who became the Elder of the Jewish Council in Theresienstadt. In that capacity, he was not just responsible for the lives of his fellow-Jews but also answerable to the Nazis: an impossible task. Throughout his interviews with Lanzmann, Murmelstein comes across as pugnacious and all but indestructible, fully alive to the grave ironies of his story. The film itself—not least in the aged figure of Lanzmann, still tireless in his tracing of monstrosities—becomes a double portrait of the will to endure.” Anthony Lane, The New Yorker. 

Nominated Best Documentary, César Awards, France 2014

Events in Focus



Screening - Friday, October 3, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7pm


SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development