Cinema GAHS - Judgement at Nuremberg
Sat Oct 10 2015, 1:00 pm
Cinema GAHS – Judgment at Nuremberg
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for wear crimes.
The movie explores individual conscience, collective guilt, and behavior during a time of widespread societal immorality.
The film is notable for its use of courtroom drama to illuminate individual perfidy and moral compromise in times of violent political upheaval.
Shown in court by prosecuting attorney Colonel Tad Lawson (Richard Widmark), the scenes of huge piles of corpses laid out in rows and bulldozed into large pits were considered exceptionally graphic for a mainstream film of its day.
In 2013, Judgment at Nuremberg was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Starts promptly at 1 PM (3 hour film)
This program is supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.