On Saturday, September 19 at 9:30pm, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council’s FilmOneFest presents the New Jersey movie premiere Labyrinth of Lies, shown at Atlantic Cinemas, 82 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands. The event raises funds for FilmOneFest 2016, the free One-Minute International Film Festival in Atlantic Highlands. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at The Painted Frame at 78 First Avenue, filmonefest.org, or at the door.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry as FilmOneFest supports the Food Pantry at all its events.
Attention Moviegoers…Start Your Own Oscar Buzz — FilmOneFest Presents Movie Premiere Labyrinth of Lies!
Premiering at the Atlantic Cinemas before releasing to the general United States is “Labyrinth of Lies” which will represent Germany as its entry for the foreign-language film Oscar.
Labyrinth of Lies
Johann Radmann is a young public prosecutor who is driven to bring Nazi war criminals to justice, but finds his efforts frustrated because many former Nazis serve in the government. Radmann’s (played by Bavarian Film Critic’s award winner, Alexander Fehling) boss, the prosecutor-general Fritz Bauer, puts him in charge of investigating former workers at the Auschwitz camp when he sets his sights on Josef Mengele, who is living in Argentina, but flies back to Germany — at will — to visit his family. Radmann suffers a crisis when he discovers through his investigation that his deceased Father was a Nazi, but he continues his hunt for the remaining war criminals. After his bosses block his attempt at an arrest warrant, he shares his information with Mossad agents leading to the kidnapping and trial of Josef Mengele in Israel.
In a statement, the jury described the film as a “precisely researched” drama that is both “gripping and touching.” It added, “Alexander Fehling convinces with his intensive performance as a public prosecutor searching for truth and justice in the film.” Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, said, “People are amazed that they are discovering a true story they had no knowledge of beforehand. This is an important movie about justice and memory, and it is one of those rare movies that is so well made, has a vital message, and is entertaining at the same time.”
Thank you to SONY Pictures Classics and Atlantic Cinemas for making this special screening possible.
Many thanks to our sponsors MedExpress Urgent Care, Merrill Lynch and Vermont College of Fine Arts for their generous support.
The AHAC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts. For further information on the Arts Council, visit aharts.org.
This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
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