Free screening of The Response – tomorrow in Chicago

A few days after I gave my commencement address, I got an e-mail from Ari Lapidus, one of the subscribers to my blog. His cousin, Sig Libowitz (a lawyer at Venable) had recently completed a film called The Response that he thought I’d like. We’ve since corresponded, and I’m hoping to bring a screening of the film to Google at some point.

The film is a courtroom drama about the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals and is based on the actual transcripts from those tribunals. In addition to Sig playing one of the judges, it stars Peter Riegert (Boon!), Kate Mulgrew, Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi and several others.

Among other awards, The Response won the ABA’s “Silver Gavel” for “drama and literature”, and is being screened at the ABA tomorrow in Chicago. The screening is free, but you do need to register ahead of time – details are here. If you attend, let me know what you think – I’m looking forward to meeting Sig and his cousin Ari, and can’t wait to see the film.

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