Justice on Screen: Films with Riveting Courtroom Scenes
Film historian Max Alvarez returns to JCC U to take us on a cinematic journey through courtroom dramas. Real life social justice issues, like slavery and discrimination, war crimes, Holocaust revisionism, environmental corruption, and international political justice are brought to life on screen. We will explore the different ways movies have portrayed the litigation of these important subjects.
Note: this program is a replacement for Andrew Meier’s talk on the Morgenthaus.
Murderabilia: A History of Crime in 100 Objects
Step into the world of true crime with Harold Schechter, the renowned master of the genre. He will share his new book Murderabilia: A History of Crime in 100 Objects. Schechter explains the dark fascination of true crime fans while presenting a historical timeline of how and why we continue to be captivated by the most sensational crimes and killers among us.
10:30 am Coffee and Conversation
10:45 am-12 pm Morning Presentation
12-12:45 pm Lunch (buy or bring your own)
12:45-2 pm Afternoon Presentation
First 10 participants to register for the full JCC U series will receive Richard Hurowitz’s book In the Garden of the Righteous: The Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Jews During the Holocaust
Each session includes two talks:
Mornings 10:30 am-12 pm
Afternoons 12:45 pm-2 pm
3 Thursdays, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 10:30 am-2 pm
JCC Member $38/ Public $45 per session, all 3 JCC Member $100/ Public $120
*Co-sponsored with the James H Grossmann Memorial Jewish Book Month Endowment Fund
**Sponsored in part by the Berit and Martin Bernstein Open Forum Endowment Fund