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The Law in Films (Hybrid)
Thursday, May 19 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | add to Google Calendar
This event will take place in-person in the Yeager Community Room. The live presentation will also be broadcast via zoom. Registration is required for both formats. To attend the in-person presentation, please call (914) 337-7680 ext. 824. To receive the zoom link, click here.
The Law has long been one of the great subjects in films. Some of the greatest movies ever made were about lawyers, the law, and the courtroom setting. This presentation will look at the most notable films and scenes in history and discuss their influence on culture, their representations of changing times and changing laws, and how they use the court cinematically as a setting for incredible storytelling. Films discussed will include To Kill A Mockingbird, Inherit The Wind, 12 Angry Men, A Few Good Men, My Cousin Vinny, The Verdict, Philadelphia, and Judgement at Nuremberg.
Presented by: Greg Blank is a Long Island based filmmaker, film historian and lecturer with over 15 years of experience as a producer, director, cinematographer and editor with a B.A. in Communications from Florida Atlantic University as well as New York Film Academy. He is an award-winning producer for the show “Push Pause Long Island” on Verizon Fios1, and as a documentarian for the films “Undocumented”, and “A World Within a World: The Bay Houses of Long Island”. He also produces over 30 film lecture programs for LIU Post Hutton House Lectures, Molloy College, The Huntington Cinema Arts Centre, and many public libraries and private organizations around Long Island and the northeast.