CHAUTAUQUA - The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a screening of "Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story," at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chautauqua Cinema in the Chautauqua Institution.
The screening is being held in conjunction with the Robert H. Jackson Center's weeklong Special Studies lecture series at the Chautauqua Institution on "The Practice of Justice Jackson's Art: Talent & Responsibility in Public Communication."
Produced by Main Street Media Inc. of North East, Pa., the 90-minute film chronicles the life and legacy of Robert H. Jackson from rural America to President Franklin Roosevelt's inner circle as he becomes Solicitor General, Attorney General, U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trial. The film examines the reaches of presidential power during wartime; the tenuous balance between civil liberties and national security; and the global application of international law.
Robert H. Jackson is pictured during the trial of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg.
Over the course of their work, producers Lisa and Rich Gensheimer visited numerous archival collections where they secured hundreds of images, documents and newsreels. On-location scenes were filmed in the forests and farms of northwestern Pennsylvania and the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. as the producers explore how Jackson's early life in rural northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York influenced his character and, ultimately, his contributions to the world.
The Robert H. Jackson Center's mission is to advance Jackson's legacy through education and exhibits, and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for future generations. The center is located at 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown. Tours are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, email info@roberthjack son.org, visit roberthjackson.org or call the center at 483-6646.