"Downfall" ("Der Untergang"), the final film related to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust to be shown this semester, will be featured Friday, April 20, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. in Roberts Hall 423. "Downfall" focuses on the final days of Hitler and his inner circle in 1945. The screenplay was informed by the writings of academic historians, by Albert Speer's diaries, and by the memoir of Hitler's secretary Traudl Junge. "Downfall" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2005. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Molly Johnson at 824-2566 or email@example.com.
Please come watch "The Pianist" on Friday April 6 at 2:30 p.m. in Roberts Hall 423 (the seminar room). The film depicts how celebrated Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman survived the Holocaust. "The Pianist," directed by Roman Polanski, won Oscars for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay in 2002. Adrien Brody won the Best Actor Oscar for his work portraying Szpilman. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Molly Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-824-2566.