"Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today -Ends 6/2"
Friday, May 13, 2011 - Thursday, June 2, 2011
NUREMBERG was originally written and directed in 1948 by Stuart Schulberg, a veteran of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Field Photographic Branch/War Crimes Unit that was charged in 1945 with locating Nazi film evidence to be shown in the courtroom at Nuremberg. The film shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis’ own films and records. The trial established the foundation for all subsequent trials for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Buffeted by conflicting policy objectives, the film was shelved and over the years the original picture negative and sound elements were lost or destroyed.
In 2003, Stuart Schulberg’s children discovered numerous documents about the making of NUREMBERG and the controversy surrounding it in their mother’s apartment. A year later, daughter Sandra Schulberg began to inventory the documents and invited two Holocaust scholars to examine them: Ronny Loewy (of the Deutsches Filminstitut) and Raye Farr (Director, Steven Spielberg Film & Video Archive, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum). It became clear they were extremely important and previously unknown. She began a five-year effort to assemble a team and raise the necessary funds to restore the film.
Sandra Schulberg and Josh Waletzky created a new 35mm negative and re-constructed the soundtrack using original sound from the trial. The Schulberg/Waletzky restoration allows audiences to hear Justice Robert H. Jackson’s famous opening and closing statements to the Tribunal, and the testimony of German defendants and their defense attorneys – all in their own voices – as well as bits from the English, Russian and French prosecutors. Now, more than 60 years later, the newly restored film can be seen and properly heard for the first time. Narrated by Liev Schrieber.
1948/2009 Black and White 1 hour 20 minutes Not Rated
In English & German with English Subtitles.
Playing Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26 (5:30) nightly
Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30 3:10 5:15
Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2 (5:15) nightly
General Admission $9.50
Playing in Theatre 3