The Filmwax Film Series

Emily Kunstler will introduce the documentary she made with sister Sarah about their Dad, activist/lawyer, Bill Kunstler. DVDs for sale. End of the filmwax summer season. No admission.

Buy tickets for William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a part of The Filmwax Film Series.

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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

In William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late radical civil rights lawyer. In the 1960s and 70s, Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed “Chicago 8” activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer.

To his daughters, it seemed that he was at the center of everything important that had ever happened. But when they were growing up, Kunstler represented some of the most reviled members of society, including rapists and assassins. This powerful film not only recounts the historic causes that Kunstler fought for; it also reveals a man that even his own daughters did not always understand, a man who risked public outrage and the safety of his family so that justice could serve all.

DVDs will be available for purchase.

The documentary will be preceded by Gabriel Rodriguez's short film, Q TO THE 6 TRAIN.


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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Emily Kunstler will introduce the documentary she made with sister Sarah about their Dad, activist/lawyer, Bill Kunstler. DVDs for sale. End of the filmwax summer season. No admission.
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