Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, August 06, 2011 – Sunday, August 07, 2011

(USA/1948/2009—original film directed by Stuart Schulberg)

How is it that the Allies’ own film of the greatest courtroom drama of all time — the 1945 Nuremberg trial of Nazi war criminals — never played in U.S. theaters? Sandra Schulberg and Josh Waletzky have restored the original historic movie after U.S. officials suppressed the film and the negative was somehow lost. The first major trial to prosecute crimes against humanity addressed questions of guilt and complicity in unimaginable acts, and the cameras capture the defendants in their own words as they admit only to “excesses” and “abuses.” Intended as a lesson for future generations, Nuremberg has since become the prototype for tribunals attempting to prosecute genocides around the world. The original English-language narration has been lost, but has here been re-recorded by actor Liev Schreiber. (78 min.)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Sandra Schulberg, the producer/director of the restored Nuremberg, will introduce both showings and hold a Q and A with the audience following the film.
“There is a raw immediacy here that nearly closes the gap between past and present.” –A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Saturday, August 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.