International Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Filmmakers For The Prosecution" Screening Discussion

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Time

January 27, 2023 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-06:00)

Location

Sie Film Center

2510 E Colfax Avenue

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Event Details

Join Denver Film for a screening of the brand-new documentary Filmmakers for the Prosecution in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day. With a special post-film discussion with Howie Movshovitz, Film Professor – University of Colorado at Denver and Film Critic – KUNC Radio.

Adapted from Sandra Schulberg’s monograph, Filmmakers for the Prosecution retraces the hunt for film evidence that could convict the Nazis at the Nuremberg Trial. The searchers were two sons of Hollywood – brothers Budd and Stuart Schulberg – serving under the command of OSS film chief John Ford. The motion pictures they presented in the courtroom became part of the official record and shape our understanding of the Holocaust to this day. Seventy-five years after the trial, French journalist and filmmaker Jean-Christophe Klotz returns to the German salt mines where films lay burning, uncovers never-before-seen footage, and interviews key figures to unravel why the resulting film about the trial – Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today by Stuart Schulberg – was intentionally buried by the U.S. Department of War. Klotz’s riveting film also fills in the gaps of how these groundbreaking materials were sourced, and poses still-pertinent questions about documentarians’ obligations to posterity.

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