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School of Law Kicks Off Seven-Day Film Festival October 20

Contact: Helen Herman
(212) 636-6885

The first Fordham Law Film Festival is a weeklong series of feature film screenings—Oct. 20 through Oct. 26—that address important legal issues, beginning with Thank You for Smoking, and a discussion with Christopher Buckley, who wrote the novel on which the film is based.

In addition to Christopher Buckley, the festival’s participants include Court TV News anchor Jack Ford; Good Morning America news anchor, Primetime Live co-anchor, and ABC News senior legal correspondent Christopher Cuomo; celebrity criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman; Eli Rosenbaum, the United States’ chief Nazi hunter; Fordham Law School professor and critically-acclaimed author and essayist Thane Rosenbaum; and other notable writers, lawyers, judges, journalists and professors.
The feature film screenings and discussions address important legal issues and provide a unique forum for New Yorkers to discuss the ways in which the arts examine and illuminate legal issues. The festival will be held at three Lincoln Center locations: the McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center campus; John Jay College of Criminal Justice, at 899 10th Ave.; and the Makor/Steinhardt Center, at 35 W. 67th St.

Film screenings include: 12 Angry Men, The Accused, A Civil Action, A Time to Kill, Judgment at Nuremberg, and In the Bedroom. All seven screenings will be followed by discussions led by noted artists and legal experts. For complete details or to purchase tickets, visit Same-day tickets are also available for purchase at each venue one hour before the screening.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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