COURT

Sunday, May 3 | 7:00 PM

West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington Street, Newton

Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane

India | 2014 | 116 min. | Marathi, Gujarati, English & Hindi with English subtitles

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After a sewage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole cover in Mumbai, an aging folk singer is tried for performing an inflammatory song that might have incited the worker to commit suicide. As the trial unfolds, the personal lives of the lawyers and the judge involved in the case are observed while the context of the trial itself serves as a way to explore a number of pressing sociopolitical issues facing Indian society today. Winner, Lion of the Future award and two additional awards at the Venice Film Festival.

 

Speaker: Nicholas Robinson, Resident Fellow at Harvard Law School's Center on the Legal Profession. He spent seven years in South Asia where he clerked for the chief justice of the Indian Supreme Court, taught at National Law School Bangalore, Jindal Global Law School, and Lahore University of Management Sciences, as well as served as a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi.

 

 

 

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