The MPAA’s decisIon to give an R rating to Yael Hersonski‘s A Film Unfinished (Oscilloscope, 8.18), a respected Holocaust documentary, seems petty and lame. The board reportedly didn’t want minors exposed to two sequences containing frontal nude shots of Warsaw Jews being shoved around by Nazi soldiers. Brilliant!

“In a world where young people are bombarded with meaningless entertainment, it’s unfortunate that a film with real educational and historic value would be denied to them by an organization that is supposed to be working to help them,” Oscilloscope’s Adam Yauch said in a press release.