At The Brooklyn Museum: Crime After Crime, Film & Conversation

March 31, 2014

This Thursday, April 3rd, the Brooklyn Museum hosts a screening of Crime After Crime: 7 pm, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

 
FROM SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: “In 1983, Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend, was sentenced to 25 years-to-life for her connection to his murder. Twenty years later, as she languished in prison, a California law allowing incarcerated domestic-violence survivors to reopen their cases was passed. Enter a pair of rookie land-use attorneys convinced that with the incontrovertible evidence that existed, they could free Deborah in a matter of months. What they didn’t know was the depth of corruption and politically driven resistance they’d encounter, sending them down a nightmarish, bureaucratic rabbit hole of injustice. The outrageous twists and turns in this consummately crafted saga are enough to keep us on the edge of our seats. Meanwhile, the spirit, fortitude, and love all three characters marshal in the face of this wrenching marathon is nothing short of miraculous. We fall in love with the remarkable triumvirate as they battle a warped criminal-justice system and test whether it’s beyond repair.”
 
The film will be followed by a Q&A with the pro bono attorneys Nadia Costa and Joshua Safran who reopened Peagler's case.