Paragraph 175

Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman


Runtime: 81 minutes

Awards: Best Documentary Direction, Sundance Film Festival; Critic’s Prize, International Film, Berlin Film Festival

From Kino Lorber: “The Nazi persecution of homosexuals may be the last untold story of the Third Reich. Directed by Oscar winters Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (COMMON THREADS: STORY FROM THE QUILT and THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK), PARAGRAPH 175 fills a crucial gap in the historical record, and reveals the lasting consequences of this hidden chapter of 20th century history. These are stories of survivors – sometimes bitter, but just as often filled with irony and humor; tortured by their memories, yet infused with a powerful will to endure. Ther moving testimonies, rendered with evocative images of their lives and times, tell a haunting, compelling story of human resistance. Intimate in its portrayals, sweeping in its implications, PARAGRAPH 175 raises provocative questions about memory, history, and identity.”

In Person: Rob Epstein, Producer/Director