Daughter Sandra Schulberg and Josh Waletzky brought their courtroom drama restoration of "Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today" to the Toronto Jewish Film Festival for its North American bow, ahead of a late-September theatrical release in New York City.
Indie producer Schulberg speculates Cold War intrigue likely stopped her father's film from ever being distributed in American theatres after the war. The 78-minute official Nuremberg trial documentary was only screened in Germany in 1948 and 1949 as part of American denazification efforts in that country.
"We're still unraveling this mystery," Schulberg said of the film's post-war suppression in the U.S., which makes this week's Toronto festival screening the first-ever theatrical showing in North America.
The original post-war production of "Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today" followed Stuart Schulberg and older