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  • Thursday, February 23

    7:30 PM (94 mins)
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Austerlitz

Bay Area Premiere

In Conversation

  • Critic Neil Young writes on film for Sight & SoundMUBI NotebookThe Hollywood Reporter, and other publications.

Filmed on the territory of former concentration camps at Sachsenhausen in Germany, Austerlitz (which takes its title from the final masterpiece by the great novelist W. G. Sebald) is an observation of visitors to the memorial sites there. “One of the biggest mysteries of such places is the motive that induces thousands of people to spend their summer weekends in former concentration camps looking at ovens in a crematorium. To try to come to grips with this, I made this film” (Sergei Loznitsa).