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Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 – 6:30 pm

Free! Reservations strongly recommended.
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If you missed its limited Chicago run last year, this is your chance to see the highly acclaimed restoration of Nuremberg, the U.S. government’s long-suppressed 1948 documentary about the trial of top Nazi leaders.

One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg shows how international prosecutors built their case using the Nazis’ own films and records. The trial established the “Nuremberg principles” — the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against peace, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Learn why U.S. officials banned the initial American release for political reasons, as revealed in documents unearthed by Sandra Schulberg and fellow scholars who are now unraveling the mysteries surrounding this historic film.

A post-screening discussion will feature restoration producer Sandra Schulberg, daughter of Stuart Schulberg, the film’s original writer/director. Ms. Schulberg is a distinguished movie producer whose credits include the Oscar-nominated Quills, Undisputed, and Waiting for the Moon. A professor at Columbia University’s graduate film school and a longtime advocate of independent films, she founded IFP (now the largest organization of independent filmmakers in the U.S) and co-founded First Run Features.

The Film is in English & German with English Subtitles.

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