The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
July 11, 2011

Crime After Crime Comes to D.C.

UPDATE: Tickets now on sale for screening of Crime After Crime on Friday, July 15.

As if the documentary Crime After Crime wasn’t enough pro bono to satisfy your social justice cravings, The PBEye is pleased to announce that PBI’s own Esther Lardent will be moderating the discussion at the film’s D.C. premiere this week.  The West End Cinema is hosting the screening on Friday, July 15.  Our friend, filmmaker Yoav Potash, will also be in attendance at some screenings during opening weekend.  The film has already debuted in New York and Los Angeles to critical raves, with many more cities to come on its tour of the country.

You may recall that The PBEye has long been a fan of  Crime After Crime since we first heard about it way back in January.  The film follows the work of two pro bono lawyers (Nadia Costa and Joshua Safran) from Bingham McCutchen LLP* as they represent Deborah Peagler, a woman imprisoned in California for her connection with her boyfriend’s murder.  It’s a moving story of how pro bono can make a real difference.

The PBEye encourages you to come out and see this amazing production for its first official screening in D.C.  (or the city nearest you!).

*denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®

Hat tip to PBI Intern Lauren Rabb for her help on this post.