Washington West Film Festival - Virtual Fest 2021

A Crime on the Bayou

Expired October 25, 2021 11:00 PM
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In 1966, Gary Duncan, a Black teenager from Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, was arrested for trying to break up an argument between white and Black teenagers outside a newly integrated school. With the help of a young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, who left his prestigious D.C. law firm to volunteer in New Orleans, Duncan bravely stands up to a racist legal system powered by a white supremacist boss to challenge his unfair arrest. Duncan and Sobol's fight goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and a lifelong friendship is forged.

  • Runtime
    91 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Nancy Buirski
  • Screenwriter
    Nancy Buirski
  • Producer
    Nancy Buirski, Susan Margolin, Claire L. Chandler
  • Executive Producer
    John Legend, Brenda Robinson, Amy Tiemann, Reverand Derrick Harkins
  • Cast
    Gary Duncan, Richard Sobol, Lolis Eric Elie
  • Cinematographer
    Rex Miller
  • Editor
    Anthony Ripoli