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The annual Forum Film Festival offers you the unique opportunity to watch and discuss movies dealing with legal themes, with a box of popcorn in hand and surrounded by a large audience, most of whom are not lawyers, so you don’t need to know any legalese. Featuring an exciting mix of current blockbusters, classic favorites, documentaries, and independent movies over six nights, the Film Festival illuminates the legal system with all of its triumphs, failures, moral dilemmas, and dramatic moments.
Each movie is followed by a post-screening discussion with renowned artists, writers, public intellectuals, and members of the legal profession who have a particular connection to the film. Explore how the themes of justice and injustice continue to inspire the artistic imagination. Hear interesting stories and anecdotes. Get answers to your questions. And share your own ideas and viewpoints.
Additionally, the Forum invites filmmakers from across the globe to submit an original short film on a legal theme. The judges' top picks are shown, discussed, and celebrated at the FOLCS Awards Night during the Film Festival where the winning films receive the FOLCS Awards. The Short Film Competition offers aspiring filmmakers an opportunity to be viewed by renowned judges and the Forum's audience, which votes for the winner of the Audience Favorite Award—all taking place in New York City, the capital of culture.
The world of Wall Street traveled to Lincoln Center at the 6th Annual Forum Film Festival with screenings and discussions of Too Big to Fail, the HBO movie about the 2008 economic collapse, with Paul A. Volcker and Andrew Ross Sorkin; Wall Street, the definitive film of insider trading, with Oliver Stone and Edward R. Pressman; and Absence of Malice, with U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who that very week concluded the sentencing phase of several high-profile insider trading cases. Other screenings included the iconic movie about child custody proceedings, Kramer vs. Kramer, with Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Robert Benton, and a rare public appearance by the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Michael and Robert Meeropol, who discussed the film, Daniel.
The Forum on Law, Culture & Society is made possible through the generous support of David Anders, Pamela and Michael Chepiga, Falcon Foundation, Inc., Robert W. Hollweg, Dr. and Mrs. Gary Klein, Joseph Low, T.J. and Nancy Maloney, Orin McCluskey, Brett A. Paul, in loving memory of Marcus Retter, from Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Retter, and Paul Washington. We would also like to thank Time Warner for its founding donation and continued support.
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