Bozeman Jewish Film Festival: "Labyrinth of Lies"
- Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Wednesday, June 8th at 7 PM...at the Procrastinator Theatre on the MSU campus
Bozeman Jewish Film Festival continues with a screening of "Labyrinth of Lies" on Wednesday, June 8th at 7pm in the Procrastinator Theater. The film is free and open to the public.
Some context for the film: It's about twenty years after the end of WWII. Germany wants to look to the future and perhaps push a bit to the background the events that took place during the conflict. A younger newly hired prosecutor, bored with working the traffic violations beat, has his interest--and his ambition--piqued when he learns that a former concentration camp inmate has seen an Auschwitz guard teaching at a local school. But, no one at the prosecutor's office wants to file a charge and the police are not interested in pursuing it either. As things develop, there are many ex-Nazi criminals hiding in plain sight in German society and therein lies the crux of this movie that was created from real events.
This film was Germany's entry into the 2015 Academy Awards in the Foreign Language category. Further, it won the Audience Award at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The Toronto Film Festival, In reviewing this film, said "...audiences may find it difficult if not impossible to believe that, well into the 1950s, most Germans of the post-War generation knew nothing of what transpired at Auschwitz. And their elders--not just Nazis, but Germans who preferred to forget--were not of a mind to educate them. This is the phenomenon at the heart of "Labyrinth of Lies"..."
The Jewish Film Festival is sponsored by Congregation Beth Shalom and the MSU Diversity Awareness Office.