Do you look forward to skiing, partying and stargazing seeing some quality cinema every year? Yeah, that’s why we like Sundance, too.
|Lawyer-cum-narrator Martin Garbus|
The list of competitive films is out (thanks, Variety!), and it includes a few lawyer-focused documentaries:
- "The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court" (Director: Pamela Yates) --A battle of monumental proportions unfolds as International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo faces down warlords, genocidal dictators and world superpowers in bringing perpetrators of crimes against humanity to justice.
- "Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech" (Director: Liz Garbus) -- An exploration of the history and current state of free speech in America narrated by the filmmaker's father, First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus.
- "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe"(Directors: Sarah Kunstler and Emily Kunstler) -- With clients including Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Chicago 10, the late civil rights attorney William Kunstler was one of the most famous lawyers of the 20th century. Filmmakers Emily and Sarah Kunstler explore their father’s life from movement hero to “the most hated lawyer in America.”
So, see ‘em in Park City, or Netflix ‘em when the time comes. They will surely make you sound more intelligent than that other holiday-season twaddle you’ve been watching.
— Pam Smith