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Left on Purpose

Left on Purpose

When he began making a celebratory documentary about Mayer Vishner’s life as a progressive activist, Justin Schein never expected to be asked to bear witness to his subject’s death. Left on Purpose is an anguished and compassionate chronicle of Schein and Vishner’s relationship.

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

The title of the earnest biopic The People vs. Fritz Bauer implies a trial, but the only judgment against its postwar crusader comes from the court of public opinion. Frankfurt’s public prosecutor is depicted as a beleaguered old man conducting an unpopular mission to try former Nazi officials in the 1960s.