A Crime on the Bayou

U.S., 89m, DCP

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Screened June 18–July 1, 2021

Filmmaker Nancy Buirski (The Loving Story, The Rape of Recy Taylor) tells the story of a lasting bond formed between an unjustly arrested Black man, Gary Duncan, and Richard Sobol, his young Jewish attorney. In 1966, 19-year-old Duncan faces the white supremacist court system in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, for daring to touch a white boy’s arm. Standing united, the pair takes Duncan’s case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to fight for the rights of all Americans to a fair trial. A Dada Films release

Official Selection: DOC NYC, New Orleans Film Festival

A film by Nancy Buirski

Painfully pertinent… Eye-opening.”

Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter