NUREMBERG Coming to U.S. Theaters After Decades-Long Wait
29 July 2010
The U.S. theatrical premiere of NUREMBERG: ITS LESSON FOR TODAY, completed for the U.S. Department of War in 1948, will take place at the New York Film Festival on September 28, 2010, followed by a week-long run at the Film Forum cinema in Manhattan that starts on September 29. Bookings in other U.S. cities to follow. Commissioned by Pare Lorentz (head of Film/Theatre/Film in the War Department's Civil Affairs Division), NUREMBERG was written & directed by OSS Field Photographic Branch veteran Stuart Schulberg. For political reasons, it was never released to U.S. theaters although it was widely shown throughout Germany as part of the Allies' denazification campaign. For more information: www.nurembergfilm.org.
NUREMBERG was painstakingly restored and the soundtrack reconstructed by Stuart Schulberg's daughter, Sandra Schulberg, with the help of Josh Waletzky. Both are noted independent filmmakers. The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration uses original audio from the International Military Tribunal thus permtiting audiences to hear the courtroom participants -- prosecutors, defendants & defense attorneys -- speaking in their own voices. NUREMBERG shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals. The trial established the "Nuremberg principles," and laid the groundwork for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.