Film Screening and Discussion: Operation Finale with Sir Ben Kingsley and Chris Weitz, Moderated by Thane Rosenbaum
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $35 and up
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The gripping new film Operation Finale tells the story of the capture of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann—the first great mission of Israel’s masterful spy network. See a preview screening at the Forum on Law, Culture & Society Film Series’ at 92Y on Tuesday, August 14 at 7 pm, followed by a talk with Oscar-winner Sir Ben Kingsley, who stars as Eichmann, and Oscar-nominated director Chris Weitz for a conversation with NYU Law School’s Thane Rosenbaum. They discuss the incredible real-life events that brought Eichmann to justice for his crimes against humanity, and how—as artists—they transformed thrilling history into big-screen drama.
Sir Ben Kingsley’s first major role was as the star of Gandhi, directed by Lord Richard Attenborough. In addition to his best actor Oscar, the epic won seven other Academy Awards, including best picture and best director. Eleven years later, he starred in another Oscar winner for best picture and best director, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, for which his performance as Itzhak Stern brought him a BAFTA Award nomination. Sir Ben was also an Academy Award nominee for Barry Levinson’s Bugsy, Jonathan Glazer’s Sexy Beast and Vadim Perelman’s House of Sand and Fog. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year’s Eve Honors List in 2001.
Chris Weitz is an Academy Award-nominated producer, writer and director. His directing credits include The Twilight Saga: New Moon, A Better Life, About a Boy, The Golden Compass, Down to Earth and American Pie. Weitz’s screenwriting credits include The Mountain Between Us; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which he co-wrote with Tony Gilroy; and the live-action adaptation of Cinderella. He wrote the film adaptations for The Golden Compass, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and About a Boy, the last of which was nominated for an Oscar. Weitz is the author of the novel The Young World.
Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist and distinguished fellow at NYU School of Law, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society. He is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction and serves as the legal analyst for CBS News Radio. Rosenbaum’s writings and commentary appear frequently in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, CNN.com and the Daily Beast, among other publications. He hosts The Talk Show at 92nd Street Y, where he has moderated events and appeared on our stage for 20 years.Buy tickets/get more info now