Fri, Jan. 23, 2009

Anachronistic Reader

CK - Washington.   The invisible role of the prosecution did not disturb the audience in a presentation with author and judge Bernhard Schlink of The Reader at the most American movie theater, the AFI Silver in Silver Spring, Maryland on January 22, 2009. After an introduction by German Ambassador Scharioth and the showing, Schlink responded to many questions from the audience until almost midnight--short, precisely and devoid of annoying movie star qualities. That is remarkable considering the nomination of the movie earlier in the day for several industry awards. Lawyers may find shocking how the presiding judge--one of numerous judges on the panel adjudicating a guard from a concentration camp--brushed aside a defense lawyer's interjections, and to a present-day German lawyer that would appear anachronistic but worth seeing.


      CURRENT :: 2003 :: 2004 :: 2005 :: 2006 :: 2007 :: 2008 :: 2009 :: 2010 :: 2011 :: 2012 :: 2013 :: 2014 :: 2015 :: 2016 :: 2017