The March film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be Judgment in Hungary, screening at 1:00 pm on March 26 in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre in Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Filmmaker Eszter Hajdu spent three years following the trial of four men charged with killing Roma children and adults, motivated by “racial hatred.” The filmmaker and her crew documented the 167 days of hearings in this intense award-winning drama set in a small courtroom in Hungary.
Judgment in Hungary, produced in 2013, in Hungarian with English subtitles, has a running time of 108 minutes. This film, which has won 19 international awards and has been broadcast in twelve countries, draws attention to one of the most egregious examples of hatred and violence against a group of people stereotyped as outsiders and criminals.
Introductory remarks and a post screening discussion will be facilitated by Pier Marton, presently the “Unlearning Specialist” at the School of No Media. He has lectured and screened his films at Yad Vashem and other institutions, both nationally and international and he has taught at several U.S. universities. Marton’s father, photographer Ervin Marton, was in the Resistance. Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public, although reservations are required. For further information, call 314-442-3711 or email AGoldfeder@JFedSTL.org. To view upcoming films in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series, visit HMLC.org/get-involved/attend-event/rosenberg-film-series/.