Law Day – Law in Film (Free!)

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Again 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 each Wednesday throughout April.  You can find the film schedule on the Regina Public Library website.  Admission is free!

Wednesday, April 6th/16: Sleepers (AA- 147 mins- 1996)
Director: Barry Levinson

Four friends grow up in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood in which loyalty is everything. When a teenage prank of theirs goes wrong, the quartet are sent to reform school, where they suffer harrowing abuses from a group of sadistic guards. After the four take radically different paths as adults, their lives once again intersect when they become embroiled in the murder of one of those guards.

Wednesday, April 13th/16: My Cousin Vinny (AA- 119 mins- 1992)
Director: Johnathan Lynn

Two teenage boys from New York are travelling down south when a series of coincidences lands them in jail charged with first degree murder. They can’t afford the $50K for an attorney so they call the lawyer cousin of one of the boys. Vinny is a stereotypical New Yorker who is initially a complete disaster, but can he get them off the hook?

Wednesday, April 20th/16: People Hold On (14A- 98 mins-2015)
Director: Michael Seater

In this world of quarter-life crisis and adult-children, People Hold On is about facing adulthood head on and whether or not we accept the death of our youth.
Blurring fact and fiction, People Hold On features a stellar cast who all happen to be incredibly old friends in real life. The cast has work-shopped a detailed outline, providing Paula and Michael with gripping material to create a script that is a truly genuine ensemble character piece.

Wednesday, April 27th/16: Dear Zachary (14A- 95 mins- 2008)
Director: Kurt Kuenne

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father is a uniquely intense and personal documentary about the murder of Kurt’s oldest friend and the unbelievable legal and emotional madness that ensued.

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