2018 WHITE MOUNTAIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, August 16
Patio Reception - 6:00 pm
Speaker - 6:30 pm
Film - 7:00 pm
2050 Main St.
Tickets: $10 adults, $9 BHC Members
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Writers: Michael Koskoff, Jacob Koskoff
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad,
Rating: PG - 13
Genre: courtroom drama
Length: 160 min.
It’s 1940. Thurgood Marshall is a rising star (played by BLACK PANTHER star, Chadwick Boseman) that travels the nation for the NAACP, defending African Americans wrongly accused of crimes. In this true story, we get to see the multi-faceted personality of Marshall long before he became the first African-American appointed to the Supreme Court.
Marshall has been sent to Bridgeport, Connecticut, to defend a black chauffeur accused of kidnapping and raping the high society wife of his employer. Marshall’s usual confidence is shaken when the court refuses to let him be the lead attorney. Instead, the court appoints Sam Bernstein, a local jewish lawyer who has never handled a criminal case, to be the lead counsel. Working for and with Marshall, Sam makes some important decisions about what kind of man he wants to be, and can become.
The pitch perfect directing by Reginald Hudlin (BLACK PANTHER, DJANGO UNCHAINED) creates edge-of-your-seat suspense. Gripping performances are delivered by this top cast, from Chadwick Boseman, Kate Hudson, and Josh Gad to Sterling K. Brown, who steals the film with his portrait of the chauffeur.
Guest Speaker: Michael Koskoff
Michael Koskoff, co-writer of Marshall, Michael Koskoff is a partner in Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC. A renowned litigator specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice, Koskoff earned a reputation early in his career as a civil rights advocate. In 2008, Koskoff was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He has also received the National Association of Black Patrolmen Dedicated Service Award, the Greater Bridgeport NAACP Waverly Jones Freedom Award, and the Afro-American Educators Association Dedicated Service Award.
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