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Schindler's List with Gerald Molen

This week, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park marks its 20th anniversary with a 3-D theatrical re-release (see p. 33). But that’s not the only Spielberg film marking a 20th anniversary in 2013—and it’s hard to argue that his “other” 1993 feature wasn’t ultimately a far more significant piece of cinema history.

Schindler’s List won Spielberg his first Best Director Oscar, as well as Best Picture, telling the fact-based story of an entrepreneur named Oskar Schindler in Nazi Germany. Magnificently portrayed by Liam Neeson (pictured), Schindler sees the use of Jewish labor for his factories initially as a savvy business move—but eventually comes to use his position to save hundreds of lives of those who would have been sent to extermination camps. Through Schindler’s story, Spielberg explores details in the lives of World War II-era European Jews—from the ghettos and into the horror of the camps—with a disturbing frankness never before attempted in an American dramatic film.

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (which, per Jewish tradition, begins at sundown April 7 and continues during the day of April 8), the Utah Film Center presents a special 35mm projected screening of the film, capturing Janusz Kaminski’s Oscar-winning black & white cinematography. After the film, Schindler’s List producer Gerald R. Molen will be in attendance for a special Q&A session on the making and legacy of the film. The screening is free on a space-available basis, so come early to commemorate a special day—and a special film—in a special way. (Scott Renshaw) free on a space-available basis.

Date: Apr 7, 2013
Time: 6 pm
Phone: 801-355-2787
Address: 138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, 84101
Where: Rose Wagner Center