Fordham Law

Law & Culture Forum Announces Inaugural Fordham Law Film Festival

June 20, 2006

Fordham Law School's Forum on Law, Culture, & Society will hold the inaugural Fordham Law Film Festival in October 2006. The festival will open on Friday, October 20, 2006, at Fordham Law School's McNally Amphitheatre with a screening of Thank You for Smoking, followed by a conversation with novelist and essayist Christopher Buckley.

The Festival will include six nights of films and one matinee at three Lincoln Center locations: the McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham Law School, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Makor. Screenings will be followed by discussions led by artists, writers, academics, judges, prosecutors, and lawyers.

All tickets will be $12, and will be available for advance purchase online and at each venue for purchase on the day of the screening. A global ticket will also be available, which will entitle admission to every Festival screening. All evening films are scheduled for 7:30 P.M.; the Sunday matinee will be shown at 3 P.M.

Saturday, October 21, 2006: 12 Angry Men at McNally, with Boyd Gaines and Peter Friedman, Tony nominated actors who starred in the recent Broadway production of Twelve Angry Men.

Sunday, October 22, 2006: The Accused (matinee) at McNally, with Joel Seidemann, Manhattan assistant district attorney, 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: A Civil Action at John Jay, with 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: 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. Dr.
 Brown is also a former prosecutor in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006: 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: In the Bedroom at Makor, with Chris Cuomo, co-anchor of Primetime Live and ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent, and Daniel J. Kornstein, Esq, a partner at Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard, LLP.

"All festival films were chosen because of their connection to legal issues, the legal system, and the moral longings for justice," said Thane Rosenbaum, director of the Forum on Law Culture and Society and Fordham's John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer in Law. "The festival will provide a unique forum for New Yorkers to discuss the way in which the arts help us examine and understand the law."