The Eco Film on Friday, April 23rd: A Lawyer Walks into a Bar
Genre: Documentary. Director: Eric Chaikin, USA, 2007. 92 minutes
Winner of the grand jury prize at the 2007 AFI Dallas International Film Festival
A lurid tale of lawyers and lawsuits and Americas fascination with both. This documentary explores the influence of law and its practitioners on American culture, following six individuals as they do whatever it takes to become lawyers themselves, as well as featuring many legal luminaries, politicians and well known comedians as they comment on the judicial system of the USA
The movie portrays a common perception of American life – that, in the time of trouble, whether it be civil or criminal, Americans depend on lawyers to navigate the tough waters of today’s judicial system. To sue or not to sue, that is the question.