Cinema of Law: The Law as Seen by Hollywood Movies



Cinema of Law returns!

Sponsored by the Berkshire Law Library, the Berkshire Bar Association and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, each evening of this four-part series features a well-known film with a plot that involves a legal subject, introduced by a member of the Berkshire Bar Association. Join us for all four nights or just come for your favorite. Tuesdays in March, beginning at 6 pm.

  • Tuesday, March 5:  The Last Campaign (2005), will be introduced by Hon. Fredric Rutberg. The Last Campaign is a documentary feature film about the 2004 campaign for re-election of Justice Warren McGraw for the West Virginia Supreme Court .
  • Tuesday, March 12: Caine Mutiny (1954), will be introduced by Attorneys Lou Oggiani and Peter Brewer. Caine Mutiny tells the story of a US Naval captain who shows signs of mental instability that might jeopardize the ship. He is relieved of command by the first officer, who subsequently faces court martial for mutiny.
  • Tuesday, March 19: The Overlooked Suspect (2012), will be introduced by Albert Harper, Esq., President of the Forensic Science Consortium in Pittsfield. The Overlooked Suspect chronicles the story of the O.J. Simpson and the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
  • Tuesday, March 26: Amistad (1997), will be introduced by Attorney Joe Best, A Pittsfield Immigration Attorney. Amistad is the story of mutiny aboard an 1839 slave ship traveling towards the northeastern coast of America.

Program free and open to the public. Popcorn served!


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