On Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm, the Indianapolis Museum of Art will screen William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are $9.00 for Indianapolis people, $5.00 to Indianapolis kids with a student ID and $5.00 to members of this Indianapolis art museum. Join the Indianapolis International Film Festival in the Tobias Theatre as they share the legacy of “the most hated and most loved lawyer in America.”
Directed by William Kunstler’s daughters, Sarah and Emily, the film reveals the courageous (and sometimes crazy) life of the famed lawyer William Kunstler. Kunstler was radical lawyer and active member of the rights movement. As a board member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Law Center for Constitutional Rights, Kunstler made a huge impact on law and justice during the 1960s and 70s. His clients included Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm Z, Stokey Carmichael, the inmates of the Attica prison rebellion and members of the American Indiana Movement.
His work representing the “Chicago 8” gained him global notoriety. The Chicago area activists were place on trial for five months from 1969 to 1970. After being charged with conspiring to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention and arrested for outwardly protesting the Vietnam War, Kunstler bravely took up their case. Not only did he Kunstler’s savvy in the courtroom cause all eight to by acquitted by the jury, but convictions for five due to a violation of the Federal Antiriot Act were overturned as well. Television coverage of the trial made William Kunstler a household name and folk hero or sorts.
William Kunstler became one of the most sought after activist lawyers in the entire United States. His daughters, Emily and Sarah, saw their father at the center of every important historic event happening during those decades. But Kunstler also represented some of the most hardened criminals known including rapists and assassins.
The dynamic film portrays not only the Kunstler’s historic involvement in the United States Justice System, but also reveals a man his daughters did not always understand. His crusade to bring justice to all despite the risk or public outrage or his families safety is depicted in the film William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe.
|Video: Trailer for William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe at the IMA, Indianapolis, Indiana
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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm
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