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‘LIFE AND FATE’ ON SCREEN

Film Forum presents a two-week run of Frederick Wiseman’s first feature film “The Last Letter” (2002, in French with English subtitles), paired with Yitzhak Goskind’s 11-minute short “Jewish Life in Cracow” (Poland, 1939). In “The Last Letter,” derived from Vasily Grossman’s “Life and Fate,” Catherine Samie brings to life the words of a female Russian Jewish doctor writing to her son as her Ukrainian village falls to the Nazis in 1941.

Film Forum, 209 West Houston St.; through Feb. 11, 1:15 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. (212-727-8110 or www.filmforum.com)

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