Screening: Chop & Steele

This hilarious and eye-opening documentary features Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett on a journey as they book their uproarious gag strongman routine on unsuspecting morning news programs. Their pranks quickly go viral, thrusting them into federal court as they face off against a vengeful media conglomerate.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett.

Chop & Steele (2022) – 1 h 21 min
Directed by Berndt Mader, Ben Steinbauer

Screening: She Said

Acclaimed actress Carey Mulligan, a two-time Academy Award® nominee for her roles in Promising Young Woman and An Education, joins forces with Emmy nominee Zoe Kazan, known for her work in The Plot Against America and The Big Sick. They take on the roles of New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who, as a dynamic duo, unveiled one of the most significant stories of a generation. Their groundbreaking revelation shattered decades of silence surrounding sexual assault in Hollywood and ignited a cultural transformation that resonates in American society today.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion centered around the #MeToo movement and its intersection with the legal landscape.

She Said (2022) – 2 h 9 min
Directed by Maria Schrader

Screening: Legally Blonde

This hilarious comedy classic follows Elle Woods, a seemingly ditzy sorority queen who enrolls in Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend and ends up proving that she’s a force to be reckoned with in the legal world. With her signature style, unwavering determination, and unexpected brilliance, Elle challenges stereotypes and turns her life around in this empowering tale of self-discovery.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion focused on gender in film and law.

Legally Blonde (2001) – 1 h 36 min
Directed by Robert Luketic

Screening: Lovely Jackson

This compelling documentary captures the remarkable journey of Rickey Jackson, America’s longest wrongfully held exonerated prisoner, as he revisits the prison where his 39-year battle for exoneration began. In a poignant twist, he takes the role of a guide, leading his younger self from death row to the path of freedom.

After the screening, stay tuned for a panel discussion tackling the profound issue of injustice and wrongful convictions within the American legal system. This engaging conversation will feature the film’s subject, Rickey Jackson, and the film’s director, Matt Waldeck.

Lovely Jackson (2022) – 1 h 44 min
Directed by Matt Waldeck

Screening: 26.2 to Life

26.2 to Life is an inspiring documentary about strength and redemption. Every November, inside the walls of San Quentin State Prison, an extraordinary event unfolds: the 1000 Miles Club Marathon. Despite their incarceration, participants step onto the dirt and concrete track, completing a staggering 105 laps, striving to be champions and transcend the statistics that define their lives.

After the screening, join us for an enlightening panel discussion centered around criminal justice and the theme of redemption. We are honored to have the film’s director, Christine Yoo, as a part of this insightful conversation.

26.2 to Life (2022) – 1 h 30 min
Directed by Christine Yoo