Gold Standard Series
A 50th Anniversary Screening of "Judgment at Nuremberg"
With special guests
Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell,
Oscar-winning documentarian Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Mrs. Karen Sharpe Kramer
Hosted by Larry King
With video messages from journalist Tom Brokaw, actor Alec Baldwin ("Nuremberg" TV mini-series) and "Judgment at Nuremberg" co-star William Shatner
Today, more than 60 years after the Nuremberg Trials, war tribunals and international criminal courts still dominate human rights discussions. In the Best Picture-nominated "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961), producer-director Stanley Kramer created – only 14 years after the original events – one of the first narrative films to address the Holocaust and its aftermath.
Based on the "Justice Trial" carried out at Nuremberg in 1947 against the Nazi regime and its conspirators, the film broaches more than the subject of crimes against humanity, delving into the complicity of the officials who carried out Nazi policies.
The exceptional cast includes Oscar winner Maximilian Schell, nominees Spencer Tracy, Montgomery Clift and Judy Garland, plus Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich and William Shatner. The film garnered a total of 11 nominations, and won an Oscar for its adapted screenplay by Abby Mann.
Maximilian Schell traveled from his home in Austria to participate in an onstage discussion prior to the screening. In addition to his Academy Award for this performance, Schell was nominated two more times, for his roles in "The Man in the Glass Booth" (1975) and "Julia" (1977). His 1984 documentary portrait of "Nuremberg" co–star Marlene Dietrich, "Marlene," also received an Oscar nomination.
Print courtesy of MGM. Running time: 190 minutes.
Academy Award winner: Actor (Maximilian Schell); Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (Abby Mann).
Academy Award nominee: Actor (Spencer Tracy); Actor in a Supporting Role (Montgomery Clift); Actress in a Supporting Role (Judy Garland); Black-and-White Art Direction (Rudolph Sternad; George Milo, Set Decoration); Black-and-White Cinematography (Ernest Laszlo); Black-and-White Costume Design (Jean Louis); Directing (Stanley Kramer); Film Editing (Frederic Knudtson); Best Motion Picture (Stanley Kramer, producer).
- Tuesday, October 11
- Samuel Goldwyn Theater