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Sunday, October 17, 2010

NYC October "Must Do" Event #3: Fordham Law 2010 Film Festival

The Big Adventure Presents: NYC October "Must Do" Event #3: The Fordham Law 2010 Film Festival.

So, we’re the first to admit that any event that lead’s with “Fordham Law School Presents” doesn’t exactly get our pulse racing. After all, while a great place for a law degree, this is one New York City’s lower profile education centers. Heck, perhaps the most famous alum of Fordham Law might be G. Gordon Liddy. That being said, this film series looks positively exceptional.

A six day event starting on Friday, October 14th, the school is hosting free screenings of both some classic and new films that are centered around legal themes. The Annual Festival bills itself as “an exciting mix of current blockbusters, classic favorites…(that) illuminate the legal system with all of its triumphs, failures, moral dilemmas, and dramatic moments”. This year’s flicks include 12 Angry Men, Amistad,…And Justice for all, the HBO film You Don’t Know Jack and more.
But this is where the cool factor kicks in –each film followed by a post-screening discussion with notable public figures including Jack Kevorkian, Debbie Allen, Jeffrey Tambor and newly anointed Supreme Court Justice and New York native Sonia Sotomayor speaking on 12 Angry Men! That’s like the equivalent of having Sandra Day O'Connor giving a lecture on the film Legally Blonde..but much cooler!

 Tickets to the Fordham Law Film Fesitval are free. While we are told that many shows have sold out for General Admission there are Rush tickets and overflow seating available. Just make sure that you’re not making too much noise with your Reese’s Pieces when Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor is lecturing. James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre at 62nd and Columbus. More information and tickets here: http://www.fordhamlawandculture.org/film-festival/2010

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