Recently published by Cambridge University Press in its third edition, Indelible Shadows, Annette Insdorf’s comprehensive and insightful examination of films about the Holocaust, has been extensively updated and annotated. The study includes more than 170 new titles, and confronts such important aspects of the genre as the controversial use of humor, the cinematic treatment of survivors and “saviors,” and the blurring of fiction and reality in the documentary form. Insdorf, the Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University and a professor in its Graduate Division, will introduce a special screening of Andrzej Wajda’s Korczak (1990) and then sign copies of her book.
Organized by Joshua Siegel, Assistant Curator, Department of Film and Media. Special thanks go to New Yorker Films for the loan of the print.