Skip to main content

In Memory

USA, 1994 (MIFF 1994, Experimental)

Director: Abraham Ravett

Using the only extant footage of the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, the filmmaker pays tribute to members of his own family and others who died as a result of Nazi persecution. An affecting and extraordinary found-footage document, part memorial, part poetic lament, part history lesson, In Memory has an urgency of passion which other holocaust movies like Schindler's List strive to sustain.

See also...

The March

In interviews with her son, Fela Ravett recalls the 1945 'Death March' from Auschwitz. With deconstructive images and editing, the footage spans 13 years. The March reveals more of the process of ... More »

The Smell of Burning Ants

In its studied, graceful and strangely sinister slow motion manipulation of actuality footage, this homage to boyhood cruelty and violence evokes both lean Genet and Eadweard Muybridge. It works as ... More »

Sink or Swim

Friedrich's latest film, Sink or Swim, about her difficult relationship with her father, is both precise and wonderfully suggestive, at once readily accessible and dense with allusion, in less than ... More »

Dante's View

A short film built up around the sinister glare of the filmmaker looking into the camera. Coarse and abrupt, it is effective in its capacity to sustain a peculiar confrontation with the audience. (SC) More »

Age 12: Love With a Little L

A home movie for Bad Girls, reconstructing 12 year old lesbian lust and loyalty wars. Alternating between biography and kinky situations, Montgomery defines a lesbian identity that's playful ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director