Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Marcel Ophuls will be in Salt Lake City this week as the speaker at the 12th annual Tanner Lecture on Human Values at the University of Utah.
Ophuls will lecture, lead a panel discussion and show his newest work-in-progress, "November Days," about the destruction of the Berlin Wall.All events are free and open to the public.
Ophuls was born in Germany in 1927 to filmmaker Max Ophuls. As life became more difficult for Jewish families, the Ophulses immigrated to France and then to the United States. Marcel Ophuls lives in Paris now.
Ophuls has made a career of exploring the nature of nationalism - and the crimes done in its name. His best-known work is "The Sorrow and the Pity," about the German occupation in France during WWII.
On Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. Ophuls will lecture on "Resistance and Collaboration in Peacetime," in the Fine Arts Auditorium. On Thursday, Jan. 31, there will be a panel discussion on "Perspectives on Resistance and Collaboration," at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Social Work building. Panelists include Ophuls, filmmaker Frederick Wiserman and author Christopher Lasch.
On Friday, Feb. 1, Ophuls will screen "November Days," at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.