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April 4, 2011

Pro Bono Film Comes to D.C.

Remember when we told you about the documentary, Crime After Crime, a while back?  Well, there’s good news for our friends in the D.C. area.  It seems the Washington, D.C. International Film Festival will be screening the film this weekend.

Crime After Crime is the exclusive documentary film on the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for more than a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her and forced her into prostitution. She finds her only hope for freedom when two attorneys with no background in criminal law step forward to take her case pro bono.

The Los Angeles Times calls it “a must-see film,” while The Hollywood Reporter describes it as “a tremendously moving story, strong in social commitment and deftly woven from years of footage.” 2011 Sundance Film Festival premiere; Winner, Council on Foundations Film Award; Winner, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Audience Award.

The best part: filmmaker Yoav Potash will be at the screening to participate in Q&A with the audience. So if you’re in the D.C. area on Saturday, April 9, why not head over to the Landmark’s E Street Cinema at 4:00 p.m. and catch the screening and stay after for a conversation with the filmmaker.