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August 19, 2022

At the Movies: ‘Three Minutes' a tragic celluloid memorial

AP National Writer

The story of the film's discovery is remarkable in itself. The footage, mostly in color, was discovered in a closet in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 2009.

What gets you, deep in the gut, are the smiles. The broad, awkward, sometimes silly smiles of people on an unremarkable day in an unremarkable town in 1938 Poland, fascinated by this new thing called a movie camera and oblivious to the fact that one day, this amateur travel movie will become a devastating historical artifact.

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