Dogged Defiance: Sidney Lumet
(R) USA – 2 hr 9 min
1982 · d. Sidney Lumet Reviews
Starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden
At one time a promising graduate of Boston College Law School and a lawyer at a prestigious law firm, hard-luck Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) scrapes together a living as an ambulance-chasing lawyer—while dimming the memory of his once-bright future with booze—until he sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. Adapted by David Mamet from the novel by Barry Reed, The Verdict
was nominated for five Academy Awards, included the fourth Best Director nod for Lumet.
Shown in conjunction with the film course Dogged Defiance: Sidney Lumet,
this screening will be introduced by the course's instructor, Andrew J. Douglas, Ph.D.
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|Tuesday, June 27||7:15pm
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA