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Oscilloscope to appeal MPAA’s R-rating of ‘A Film Unfinished’

A Film Unfinished has garnered an 'R'-rating from the MPAA for 'disturbing images of Holocaust atrocities including graphic nudity.' In response to that decision, Oscilloscope Laboratories has announced it will appeal the decision. The documentary, which is set for a national release this month, shows an unfinished Nazi propaganda film shot in 1942 in the Warsaw Ghetto in its entirety, noting fictionalized sequences throughout the film. A Film Unfinished won the World Cinema Documentary Editing Award at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and has also won awards at Hot Docs and AFI's Silverdocs Film Festival. Oscilloscope owner Adam Yauch says the rating would block classrooms from using the film for educational purposes.
August 3, 2010

A Film Unfinished has garnered an ‘R’-rating from the MPAA for ‘disturbing images of Holocaust atrocities including graphic nudity.’ In response to that decision, Oscilloscope Laboratories has announced it will appeal the decision. The documentary, which is set for a national release this month, shows an unfinished Nazi propaganda film shot in 1942 in the Warsaw Ghetto in its entirety, noting fictionalized sequences throughout the film. A Film Unfinished won the World Cinema Documentary Editing Award at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and has also won awards at Hot Docs and AFI’s Silverdocs Film Festival. Oscilloscope owner Adam Yauch says the rating would block classrooms from using the film for educational purposes.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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