Academy to Mark 50th Anniversary of "Judgment at Nuremberg"
Beverly Hills, CA (September 27, 2011) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen "Judgment at Nuremberg," in honor of the film's 50th anniversary, on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by television and radio personality Larry King, the evening will feature an onstage discussion with Oscar®-winning actor Maximilian Schell; Oscar-winning documentarian Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center; and Mrs. Karen Sharpe Kramer, widow of Stanley Kramer, the film's producer and director. Video messages from journalist Tom Brokaw, actor Alec Baldwin (who appeared in the "Nuremberg" TV miniseries) and "Judgment at Nuremberg" co-star William Shatner also will be presented.
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 Kramer created – only 14 years after the historical events – one of the first narrative films to address the Holocaust and its aftermath.
Based on the "Justice Trial" carried out in 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 cast includes Schell, who took home the Best Actor Oscar for his performance, fellow nominees Spencer Tracy, Montgomery Clift and Judy Garland, as well as Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich and Shatner. The film garnered a total of 11 nominations, and won a second Oscar for its adapted screenplay by Abby Mann.
Schell will travel 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.
Tickets for "Judgment at Nuremberg" are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and will be available for purchase starting Friday, September 30, online at www.oscars.org and by mail.
The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org .
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