Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 18:
A CRIME ON THE BAYOU
DOC NYC 2020
New Orleans, San Francisco Jewish, Big Sky Doc, Atlanta Jewish, Hamptons Docs
An unjustly arrested Black man and his young Jewish attorney form a lifelong friendship.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Filmmaker Nancy Buirski tells the story of a lasting bond formed between an unjustly arrested Black man, Gary Duncan, and Richard Sobol, his young Jewish attorney. In 1966, 19-year-old Duncan faces the white supremacist court system in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, for daring to touch a white boy’s arm. Standing united, the pair takes Duncan’s case all the way to the US Supreme Court to fight for the rights of all Americans to a fair trial.