Renowned documentarians to discuss their work

Morris, Lanzmann share interest in cinema as an investigation

Filmmakers Errol Morris, left, and Claude Lanzmann will be at Wasserman Cinematheque tomorrow.

Oscar-winning director Errol Morris will interview acclaimed filmmaker Claude Lanzmann Friday in the Wasserman Cinematheque on his recently-published memoir, “The Patagonian Hare,” as well as other works.

The pair will sit down in the Edie and Lew Wasserman Cinematheque tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. The event is free and open to students but seating is limited. Contact Dona DeLorenzo to reserve a seat. The event will also be live-streamed.

“Both of these documentary giants share an interest in cinema as historical reinterpretation and as an investigation," says Alice Kelikian, chair of the Program in Film, Television and Interactive Media, which is sponsoring the event.

Lanzmann, 87, is best known for his epic documentary on the Holocaust, “Shoah,” a nine and a half hour oral history. He also directed “Israel, Why,” “Sobibor” and, most recently, “The Karski Report.”

A French intellectual who made a career of documenting others’ lives, Lanzmann has opened up about his own past in the new memoir, which has received excellent reviews. By turns resistance fighter, journalist, friend to Jean-Paul Sartre and lover to Simone de Beauvoir, Lanzmann details a wide array of life events.

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