Our associate producer Tracy Bunting and I just returned form the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). The Seattle audiences were terrific. The film had been written up in “The Stranger,” a local free newspaper as one of their “Don’t Miss Picks,” and the theater was packed for both of our screenings.
With unruly hair and a fist held high, the image of William Moses Kunstler is iconic. His career as a radical lawyer spanned decades, movements and the entire spectrum of public opinion. Kunstler was a civil rights litigator, a director of the American Civil Liberties Union and one of the founders of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), but he is best known for his role as defense attorney for controversial clients, from the Chicago 8, antiwar protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, to the blind Egyptian cleric convicted of masterminding the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Read the full article here.