37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Three Minutes – A Lengthening

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Three minutes of home movie footage, mostly in color, shot by David Kurtz in 1938, are the only known moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland, before the Holocaust. Those precious minutes are examined in intricate detail to unravel the human stories hidden in the celluloid. Tracing the story of those three minutes begins with the journey of Glenn Kurtz to discover more about his grandfather’s film, ultimately leading to identifying people and places otherwise erased from history, and helping to connect a Holocaust Survivor with his lost childhood.

Presented in partnership with The United Jewish Fund for Charlottesville and Bind These Words.

All ticket proceeds will be provided to the United Jewish Fund for Charlottesville. Each ticket includes one complimentary drink at the reception immediately following the screening. 


Tuesday, September 6


7:00 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Director: Bianca Stigter

Runtime: 69 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2021

Featuring: Helena Bonham Carter (narrator)