Pencil This In
By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on May 3, 2011 5:20PM
North Pond Restaurant will be hosting a dinner for Rowan Jacobsen, author of Shadows on the Gulf: A Journey Through Our Last Great Wetland. The event, on May 18th, will include a 5-course dinner and a discussion with the author. Menu items include “Gulf Shrimp, Ramps” (blackened spiced Shrimp, coarse grits, smoked tomatoes, honey, ramp coulis) and “Pecans, Banana” (candied pecan batôn, sage pastry, bourbon-banana ice cream, mangoes, chicory) among other tasty treats, and the cost for the event is $85. Wine pairings will be served for an additional $35, and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Call 773-477-5845 for reservations. (2610 N. Cannon Dr.)
Local H adds a surprise last stop to their “All The Hits All Night” with an appearance at The Original Mother’s on May 5. While that’s not exactly a venue you’d usually find us patronizing, we saw the duo of Scott Lucas and Brian St. Clair play there a few years ago and it’s the closest you’re going to get to experiencing the band as the focus of a thrashing, savage basement party. If you were ever going to brave the Rush and Division area this is the time to do it. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10.
Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today depicts the most famous courtroom drama in modern times, and the first to make extensive use of film as evidence. The film shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis’ own films and records. Though the trial was filmed while it was happening, strict limits were placed on the Army Signal Corps cameramen by the Office of Criminal Counsel. In the end, they were permitted to film only about 25 hours over the entire course of the trial. This was to prove a great impediment for writer/director Stuart Schulberg, and his editor Joseph Zigman, when they were engaged to make the official film about the trial, in 1946, shortly after its conclusion. Though shown in Germany as part of the Allies’ de-Nazification campaign, US officials decided not to release Nuremberg in America for political reasons, nor was it shown in any other country. Over the years, the picture negative and sound elements were lost or destroyed. Sandra Schulberg & Josh Waletzky’s restoration uses original audio from the trial, allowing you to hear the defendants’ and prosecutors’ voices for the first time. Nuremburg: Its Lesson for Today screens at Doc Films at the University of Chicago Thursday at 5 p.m. (1212 E. 59th St.)
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