2020 / documentary / 89 min /
directed by Nancy Buirski / written by Nancy Buirski /
country: USA / language: English

* Coming Friday 6/18

– Featuring Q&A on 6/18 following the 7:30 pm show with Austyn Biggers moderating, Ben Jealous & Armand Derfner –

“A topical and gripping look at race in mid-century New Orleans. Rarely have New Orleanians looked so ugly, but given current events, rarely has a film felt so essential.”
– Mike Scott, Times-Picayune –

“Filmmaker Nancy Buirski (The Loving Story) tells the story of a lasting bond formed between an unjustly arrested Black man, Gary Duncan, and Richard Sobol, his young Jewish attorney. In 1966, 19-year-old Duncan faces the white supremacist court system in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, for daring to touch a white boy’s arm. Standing united, the pair takes Duncan’s case all the way to the US Supreme Court to fight for the rights of all Americans to a fair trial.”

(source: DOC NYC)

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