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Sunday Matinee Classics: Judgment at Nuremberg

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

From 1946 to 1949, a series of trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany by an international tribunal, headed by American legal and military officials with the intent of bringing to justice those guilty of crimes against humanity. Judgment at Nuremberg is the story of one of those trials, not a documentary, but an intense feature dramatization directed by Stanley Kramer and based on the factual Judges Trial, the 3rd of those trials held in 1947. After the end of World War II, the world gradually became aware of the full extent of the war crimes, the holocaust perpetrated by the Third Reich and its genocidal, extreme nationalistic policies. A classic of post-war cinema, brilliantly acted and directed, nominated for 11 Academy Awards, the film, based on actual trial testimony, chronicles one of the most important trials of the 20th century. Most powerful for its subtle and shaded characterizations of both victim and victimizer that even in its three hour length is absorbing from beginning to end.

Cost: free

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