(JTA) — A movie distributor is appealing the R rating assigned to a Holocaust documentary.
Oscilloscope Laboratories said Monday that it would appeal the rating by the Classification and Rating Administration for "A Film Unfinished," which explores a Nazi propaganda film taken in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942.
With an R rating, viewers under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. The rating board explained its decision, saying the movie contained “disturbing images of Holocaust atrocities, including graphic nudity.”
“This is too important of a historical document to ban from classrooms,” Adam Yauch, an owner of Oscilloscope and a founding member of the Beastie Boys, said in a statement issued Monday.
The film, which was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival this year, is set to open nationally later this month.