March 20, 2017

MACFlix presents Judgment at Nuremburg

PARK HILLS -- MACFlix continues its 5th annual "Classic Film Series" Saturday with a free, widescreen presentation of the 1961 critically acclaimed, Judgment at Nuremberg.

Set in Nuremberg in 1948, this film depicts a fictionalized version of the Judges' Trial of 1947, which was one of the twelve U.S. military tribunals during the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials.

The plot centers on a military tribunal led by an American Chief Trial Judge before which four German judges and prosecutors stand accused of crimes against humanity for their involvement in atrocities committed under the Nazi regime.

The film deals with non-combatant war crimes against a civilian population, the Holocaust, and examines the post-World War II geopolitical complexity of the actual Nuremberg Trials.

Judgment at Nuremburg boasts a huge cast in which each role was played by a major star. Many of the big name actors who appeared in the film did so for a fraction of their usual salaries because they believed in the social importance of the project.

The film directed by Stanly Kramer went on to be nominated for 11 Academy Awards. It is ranked in the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.

In 2013, Judgment at Nuremburg was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, with the Library of Congress deeming it "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

MACFlix presents all films in their original, large, widescreen format with blu-ray quality visuals along with an outstanding sound system.

All shows are presented in the Mineral Area College Theatre with a start time of 7 p.m.

The MACFlix Classic Film Series is free to everyone.