ViewFinders Film Festival - Full-Length Feature: A Crime on the Bayou
Join us for the screening of the film, A Crime on the Bayou, which tells the story of Gary Duncan, a Black teenager arrested and convicted for touching a white boy’s arm in Louisiana in 1966. A young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, leaves his prestigious D.C. firm to volunteer in New Orleans and challenge his unfair arrest. Their fight goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Duncan and Sobol’s lifelong friendship is forged. Another lawyer featured in the film is civil rights pioneer Lolis Elie who passed away in 2017. His son, Lolis Eric Elie, is a subject in the film.The film is executive produced by John Legend, and directed by award-winning filmmaker and Adelphi University alumna Nancy Buirski (The Loving Story, The Rape of Recy Taylor).
Following the film, we will engage in a conversation with Director, and Adelphi University alumna, Nancy Buirski ’67.