Ep 673: Nancy Buirski • Lisa Immordino Vreeland

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[7 mins. 48 secs.] Documentary filmmaker Nancy Buirski (“By Lumet”, “The Loving Story”) makes her 3rd appearance on the podcast to discuss her latest film, “A Crime on the Bayou“. Synopsis: the story of Gary Duncan, a Black teenager from Plaquemines Parish, a swampy strip of land south of New Orleans. In 1966, Duncan tries to break up an argument between white and Black teenagers outside a newly integrated school. He gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm. That night, police burst into Duncan’s trailer and arrest him for assault on a minor. A young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, leaves his prestigious D.C. firm to volunteer in New Orleans. With his help, Duncan bravely stands up to a racist legal system powered by a white supremacist boss to challenge his unfair arrest. Their fight goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and their lifelong friendship is forged. The film opens in NYC, LA and in select theaters nationwide today, Friday, June 18th.

[27 mins. 4 secs.] Making her first appearance on the podcast is filmmaker Lisa Immpordino Vreeland (“Love, Cecil”) with her latest documentary, “Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation“. The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Lisa’s film opens today, June 18th, in select theaters and virtual cinemas (including at NYC’s Film Forum) nationwide. Visit Kino Marquee‘s website and select a virtual cinema.

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