Three Minutes - A Lengthening

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  • Three Minutes - A Lengthening movingly captures a moment in time while honoring lives soon to be cut short by unimaginable horror.
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    Marina AshiotiLittle White Lies
    Thoroughly compelling and haunting.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It’s unnerving and important film-making about grief, loss and bearing witness. Moving pictures indeed.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    ... Film can’t return the dead to life. But it can hold precious knowledge: that lives were lived, and how, and where.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    This is a gripping historical investigation.
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    Peter RainerChristian Science Monitor
    These people looking back at us seem both shudderingly close and ineffably far away. Whatever their ages, they are rendered forever young. Their ultimate fate imbues the imagery with an overwhelming poignancy that is almost impossible to comprehend.
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    Ann HornadayWashington Post
    “Three Minutes: A Lengthening” winds up being a fascinatingly contradictory film, exemplifying both loss and the resuscitative work of memory, and the permanence and fragility of film as a material object.
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    Keith GarlingtonKeith & the Movies
    Bianca Stigter has given us one of the most compelling documentaries of 2022.
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    Robin CliffordReeling Reviews
    Glenn Kurtz’s investigations into the town and its people reveals a place of dynamic life and, from the happy faces we see, a pleasant one. Just one year later, we learn, and the Nazis invaded Poland...
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The documentary Three Minutes—A Lengthening has a three-minute amateur film as its centerpiece, but this non-fiction movie is an effective story of the long-lasting and devastating effects of the Holocaust.
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    David BaxBattleship Pretension
    From outsider experts like Glenn Kurtz to an elderly survivor who spots himself in the footage to the professional narration by Helena Bonham Carter, every voice leaves its own distinct mark.
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