NINTH NOVEMBER NIGHT, the Art of Gottfried Helnwein
A documentary on the works of Austrian painter Gottfried Helnwein commemorating the Reichskristallnacht.
For the past twenty-four years the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy Foundation, in association with the UCLA Film and Television Archive, has presented a series of film programs featuring the outstanding documentaries of the previous year.
The film, NINTH NOVEMBER NIGHT, was considered by the Academy’s Documentary Screening Committee to be one of the outstanding documentaries of 2004. It is our wish to include a screening of "Ninth November Night" in this prestigious series on the evening of Wednesday, November 30, 2005.
Installation "Ninth November Night"
Helnwein, Ninth November Night
screening: on the evening of Wednesday, November 30, 2005. This year we continue Part 1 of the Academy/UCLA series from October through December at the Academy’s own Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. From January to March 2006, Part 2 of the series moves to UCLA’s James Bridges Theater on their Westwood campus. Ellen M. Harrington Special Events and Exhibitions Department
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NINTH NOVEMBER NIGHT
A documentary on the works of Austrian painter Gottfried Helnwein commemorating the Reichskristallnacht. Noted Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein, obsessed with the fact that his society could ignore the deaths of six million victims, dedicates his art to Holocaust remembrance. When the 50th anniversary of Kristallnacht passes without commemoration, he creates an heroic art installation. Co-stars Maximiliam Schell, Sean Penn, Jason Lee.
2004, 23 min, Color, 35 MM DIRECTOR/MUSIC: Henning Lohner PRODUCER: Gisela Guttman CAMERA: Darreb Rystrom, Jason Lee EDITING: Max Carlson CAST: Gottfried Helnwein, Maximillian Schell, Sean Penn, Jason Lee TEXT: Simon Wiesenthal
A heroic art installation of Holocaust rememberance is assaulted by vandals, living proof of hatred that refuses to die.