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JUSTICE IN FILM PART I: GREAT LEGAL DRAMAS AND THE STORIES BEHIND THEM
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Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 8:30 PM EDT
1 hr 15 mins

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Hollywood loves lawyers. And Hollywood loves judges, jurors, surprise witnesses, smoking guns and falsely accused heroes, as well. Perhaps one of the reasons courtroom dramas are so reliable is that they follow a time-honored protocol. Whether they’re plaintiffs or defendants, we’re on the side of a plucky upstart who needs the help of a determined legal hand to fight injustice.

Usually, it’s not just the characters being put on trial, either. It’s the establishment, the system, the country, the past, and the future. No wonder there are so many memorable  courtroom dramas. Yale film professor Marc Lapadula will be discussing and analyzing a broad lineup of the best and most compelling movie entries in this genre. 

Movies will include:

Judgment At Nuremberg, Witness For The Prosecution, Inherit the Wind, 12 Angry Men, Anatomy of a Murder, To Kill A Mockingbird, And Justice For All, The Verdict, The Accused, My Cousin Vinny, Philadelphia, Erin Brockovich & A Few Good Men.


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