Today At The Clinton Street Theater
BBC WW2 Series: HITLER ON TRIAL
BBC North America Worldwide is offering 4 feature films free of charge this summer to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War ll. This is a follow up to last year’s series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1. These films cover a variety of topics and star many well-known British actors. They are made for TV productions that have not been shown in the US, and are new except for one star studded film that played over a dozen years ago on PBS.
If you like history, especially WW2 history, then make plans to be at one or all!
“the courtroom scenes, drawn from actual transcripts, crackle until the intimate, unashamedly play-like atmosphere comes into its own.” –Herald Scotland
“the drama was taut and laced with foreboding….the lead performances were superb"–The Telegraph
Meet Hans Litten, the brilliant young lawyer who dares to cross-examine Adolf Hitler in a Berlin courtroom in 1931. Litten’s goal: to expose Hitler’s true character and murderous plans, and halt the rapid rise of the Nazi Party. His reward: the red-hot hatred and fatal revenge of a hostile witness. HITLER ON TRIAL sweeps you into this little-known, true story of collision between the future Führer’s blatant contempt for the law, and Litten’s brave but futile attempt to save German democracy. A gripping, intense BBC drama guaranteed to make your heart race, starring Ed Stoppard (Upstairs Downstairs, The Musketeers), Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Finding Neverland), Sarah Smart (Wallander, Death in Paradise) and Anton Lesser (Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones).