Friday, November 13, 2009
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe OPENS TONIGHT
A touching retrospective of the 'The most hated and most loved lawyer in America', the late William Kunstler's life as a radical civil rights lawyer is intimately explored by his two daughters Emily and Sarah Kunstler. In the 1960s and 70s, William Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed “Chicago 8” activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer.
For a further insight to the highly controversial cases the man who 'dared to disturb the universe' fought, most well-known being his historical defense of the "Chicago 8", and why his daughters felt compelled to share the personal story of a publicly revered and reviled man, see an interview with Emily and Sarah at GRITtv with Laura Flanders earlier this week.
Screenings continue all week from Friday, November 13 at Cinema Village
Address: 22 East 12TH Street
Tickets: $11.00 online or at the theater or call (212) 924-3363 for tickets and showtimes
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