A Crime on the Bayou

89 mins.
Directed by Nancy Buirski

Playing Friday, July 8 through Thursday, July 22.

  • Platform:  AmherstCinemaAtHome.org
  • Ticket price:  $12 general admission, $9 for Members
  • Watch window:  30 days to start watching, 2 days to finish once started
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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.

Official selection of DOC NYC and New Orleans Film Festival.