Outdoors across from BAM (30 Lafayette St)
Brooklyn, New York

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (Sarah and Emily Kunstler | New York | 1:25:00)
The late civil rights attorney William Kunstler was one of the most famous and controversial lawyers of the 20th century. He represented civil rights and anti-war activists, as well as accused terrorists and murders. In the 1960s and 70s, Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr., and represented activists protesting the Vietnam war. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or Native Americans stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. To his daughters, it seemed that he was at the center of everything important that had ever happened. But when they were growing up, Kunstler represented some of the most unpopular members of society: people accused of rape, terrorism, organized crime and cop killing.

In William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, filmmakers Emily and Sarah Kunstler explore their father's life, from middle-class family man, to movement lawyer, to the most hated lawyer in America. Weaving together home movie footage, abundant archival footage, and interviews with countless iconic figures, the filmmakers create an honest and compelling portrait of one of the most influential and perplexing figures in American legal history and try to answer fundamental questions about his life.

Who was William Kunstler? Why did he choose the life he did? And where do his daughters fit into that choice?

An impeccably made and deeply personal film, featuring many of the most influential figures of the last 50 years, including Herman Badillo, Dennis Banks, Harry Belafonte, Clyde Bellecourt, Father Daniel Berrigan, Jimmy Breslin, Alan Dershowitz, Ron Kuby, Yusef Salaam, Bobby Seale, Barry Slotnick. and many others.

Venue: BAM GGMC Parking Lot (Outdoors across from BAM)
Address: Parking lot across from BAM @ Lafayette and Ashland (Ft. Greene, Brooklyn)
Directions: 2/3/4/5/B/Q to Atlantic Ave or D/M/N/R to Pacific St.
Rain: In the event of rain the show will be held Tuesday, June 30. Check www.rooftopfilms.com or call 718-417-7362 on the day of the event if the weather seems questionable.
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Live music presented by Sound Fix Records
9:00PM: Film
11:00PM–12:30AM: After-party: Open Bar on-site, courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner
Tickets: $11 at the door or online
Presented in partnership with: BAMcinemaFEST. Cinereach, New York magazine, IndiePix, Shooting People, Council Member David Yassky & Automotive High School

Added by BKLYNfoot on June 1, 2009

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