CBA Law Day – Law in Film

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By Alan Kilpatrick

This year, CBA Saskatchewan has partnered with the Regina Film Theatre to celebrate Law Day.  A variety of legal themed films will be shown at the Regina Film Theatre throughout April.  You can find the film schedule on the CBA Saskatchewan website.  Admission is free!

Runaway Jury (April 1)  6:45pm

A member of the jury for an explosive trial against a gun manufacturer joins forces with a beautiful woman to subtly manipulate the panel. With millions of dollars at stake in the precedent-setting lawsuit, the mysterious jurist finds himself battling a high-priced and ruthless jury “consultant” who will stop at nothing and secure a verdict.

The Rainmaker (April 8)  6:45pm

Struggling new attorney Rudy Baylor resorts to working for a shady lawyer, where he meets paralegal Deck Shifflet. When the insurance company of Dot Black refuses her dying son coverage, Baylor and Shifflet team up to fight the corrupt corporation, taking on its callous lawyer, Meanwhile, Baylor becomes involved with Kelly Riker, an abused wife, whose husband complicates matters when he confronts Baylor.

Defending Your Life (April 15)  7:00pm

Daniel Miller isn’t having a good week. For starters, he died after he got hit by a bus. Then he discovers that in the afterlife he must defend his actions on Earth in order to ascend to a higher plane of existence. While awaiting judgment, he falls in love with Julia whose near-perfect life Earth seemingly makes her a shoe-in for ascension. However, Daniel’s actions in his lifetime might not be enough for him to move on.

Brokedown Palace  (April 22)  7:00pm

Telling their parents they’re going to Hawaii, recent high school grads Alice and Darlene instead travel to Thailand, thinking their money will go farther. There they meet Nick, a charming Aussie who sells them on the idea of traveling to Hong Kong with him. But things go awry at the airport when the girls are caught smuggling illegal substances in their luggage. Having been duped by Nick, the girls are sentenced to 33 years in a Thai prison.

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