WHO: Political satirist and novelist Christopher Buckley; Court TV News anchor Jack Ford; Good Morning America news anchor, Primetime Live co-anchor, and ABC News senior legal correspondent Christopher Cuomo; celebrity criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman; America’s chief Nazi hunter Eli Rosenbaum; Fordham Law School professor and critically-acclaimed author and essayist Thane Rosenbaum; and other notable writers, lawyers, judges, journalists and professors.
WHAT: The First Annual Fordham Law Film Festival is a collection of feature films that address important legal issues, opening with “Thank You for Smoking” and a discussion with Christopher Buckley, who wrote the book that inspired the film. All screenings will be followed by discussions led by noted artists and legal experts.
WHY: Fordham Law’s Forum on Law, Culture, & Society is hosting the event to provide a unique forum for New Yorkers to discuss the ways in which the arts examine and illuminate legal issues in a style reminiscent of old New York film festivals.
WHEN: October 20 – 26, 2006.
WHERE: The Festival will be held in New York at three Lincoln Center locations: the James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham Law School (140 W. 62nd St.), John Jay College of Criminal Justice (899 10th Ave.), and the Makor/Steinhardt Center (35 W. 67th St.).
TICKETS: To purchase tickets online and for complete Festival details visit www.fordhamfilmfestival.org. Same-day tickets are also available for purchase at each venue one hour before the screening. Cost for tickets will be $12-$15.
SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS:
Friday, October 20, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.: “Thank You for Smoking” at McNally
with novelist and essayist Christopher Buckley and Thane Rosenbaum, law professor, novelist, and the director of the Forum on Law, Culture, & Society at Fordham Law School.
Saturday, October 21, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.: “12 Angry Men” at McNally, with Boyd Gaines and Peter Friedman, Tony-nominated actors who starred in the recent Broadway production of 12 Angry Men.
Sunday, October 22, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.: “The Accused” at McNally, with Joel Seidemann, Manhattan assistant district attorney and author; Deborah Denno, Professor of Law at Fordham Law School; and Rosyln Myers, writer and editor for Crime Victims Report and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School.
Monday, October 23, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.: “A Civil Action,” at John Jay, with Jack Ford, Court TV News anchor; the Honorable Denny Chin, Federal District Court Judge; and Mathew Diller, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Fordham Law School.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.: “A Time to Kill,” at John Jay, with Benjamin Brafman, criminal defense attorney; and Delores Jones-Brown, a professor in the department of Law, Police Science, and Justice Administration and the Interim Director at the Center on Race, Crime, and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006, at 6:30 p.m.: “A Judgment at Nuremberg,” at Makor, with Eli Rosenbaum, director of the Office of Special Investigations of the United States Justice Department and the chief Nazi hunter in America, and Maria Marcus, Professor of Law at Fordham Law School.
Thursday, October 26, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.: “In the Bedroom,” at Makor, with Chris Cuomo, Good Morning America news anchor, Primetime Live co-anchor, and ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent; and Daniel J. Kornstein, Esq, a partner at Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard, LLP and author.
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