Sunday 25 August
Produced in 1981, this film is a dramatisation of the controversial trial concerning the right for neo-Nazis to march in the predominantly Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois in the late 1970s.
Frank Collin, a neo-Nazi, chooses Skokie as an appropriate place for him and his followers to stage a rally. The local Jewish community – among them many Holocaust survivors – objects to the rally, but they’re divided as to how they should respond. Some are in favour of simply ignoring the action, thereby denying the Neo-Nazi group any additional press, but others think direct confrontation is both necessary and desirable.
The events that inspired this film also inspired the play The God of Isaac by James Sherman, which is showing at Eternity Playhouse Darlinghurst from 5-22 September. For more information about The God of Isaac, click here.