IFC Films has acquired rights to Claude Lanzmann’s nine-and-a-half hour Holocaust documentary. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, it will be re-released in New York City on December 10 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and on December 24 at IFC Center. It will be released nationally in 2011. The landmark film features interviews with survivors, bystanders and perpetrators of the Holocaust in 14 countries. It was first released in New York City in 1985 and won several honors, including prizes from the National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, BAFTA, the Cesars and IDA Awards. IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring said, “It is a profound honor to be entrusted with the re-release of Shoah. We believe it is important to keep the legacy of this peerless film alive by bringing it to new audiences, and we will aggressively pursue younger audiences and critics to discover the film for the first time.”
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