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    The Accountant of Auschwitz

    Directed by Matthew Shoychet
    Canada | 78 minutes | New Jewish Stories

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    The Accountant of Auschwitz

    Directed by Matthew Shoychet
    Canada | 78 minutes | New Jewish Stories

In an age of “fake news,” are we to trust the memories of those who bear witness? These and other questions around justice are at the core of this well-drawn examination into the trial of Oskar Gröning (known as “The Accountant of Auschwitz”), which began when he was 94 years old.

Schedule

January 5, 2019 5:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 6, 2019 11:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 10, 2019 1:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

In an era of rollercoaster news cycles, it can be challenging to tease out all the layers of meaning from tragedies, especially historic ones. And in an age of “fake news,” are we to trust the memories of those who bear witness? These, and other pertinent questions around justice, are at the core of this well-drawn examination into the trial of Oskar Gröning (known as “The Accountant of Auschwitz”), which began when he was 94 years old. Gröning’s trial is only the jumping-off point, however, for an evocative examination of the impact that testifying has on the aging witnesses to his crimes. The trial is also an introduction to Nuremberg prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz, now 99 years old and still nipping at the heels of evil. Ultimately, only the viewer can decide: Should there be a statute of limitations on genocide?

In competition for the Schlesinger Documentary Award.

film details

Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Running Time: 78 minutes
Language: English
Attending Filmmakers: Director Matthew Shoychet and Producers Ricki Gurwitz, Ric Esther Bienstock and Randi Kirshenbaum will attend the screenings on January 5 and 6.
Director: Matthew Shoychet
Producers: Ricki Gurwitz, Ric Esther Bienstock
Cinematographers: Luke McCuthceon
Editor: Ted Husband
Music: Ken Myhr
Screenwriter: Ricki Gurwitz
Website: http://www.accountantofauschwitz.com/
Primary Company: TLNT Productions Inc.

guests in attendance

Director Matthew Shoychet and Producers Ricki Gurwitz, Ric Esther Bienstock and Randi Kirshenbaum will attend the screenings on January 5 and 6.

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