Virginia Festival of Jewish Film "Marshall"
From January 15, 2018 until January 15, 2018
The Simon Family JCC’s 25th Annual
Virginia Festival of Jewish Film
Presented by Alma* & Howard Laderberg and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi
Directed by Reginald Hudlin
2017 | 118 min
Monday, January 15 at 6 PM
Presented in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and in partnership with Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Hands United Building Bridges (HUBB), an interfaith dialogue group focused on race and faith in Tidewater, representing 70 houses of worship in the region. FREE.
Discussion to follow with panelists:
Pastor David McBride, New Life Ghent
Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz, Beth El
Jonathon Zuir, President & CEO, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
Based on an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Marshall follows the young lawyer to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer. Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman. Together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and Anti-Semitism. The high profile case and the partnership with Friedman served as a template for Marshall’s creation of the NAACP legal defense fund.
This event is free and open to the public however an RSVP is requested. Please click here to register.
*of blessed memory