Television host Dick Cavett, writer and activist Elie Wiesel, Actor Paul
Giamatti, and actor John Turturro will appear at the 2012 Forum Film Festival
October 19-25 at Fordham Law School and HBO, along with New Yorker film critic
David Denby, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, actor David Strathairn and Judge Denny
The seven-day festival features screenings followed by discussions
with well-known guests who will explore how the themes of justice and injustice
continue to inspire the artistic imagination.
“The Forum Film Festival
offers an exciting mix of current blockbusters, classic favorites,
documentaries, and independent movies,” said Thane Rosenbaum, the John Whelan
Distinguished Lecturer in Law at Fordham Law School and Forum
“These films illuminate the legal system with all of its
triumphs, failures, moral dilemmas, and dramatic moments,” said
The festival is supported by HBO and the Forum on Law, Culture
and Society at Fordham Law School.
The event opens October 19 with a
screening of the HBO miniseries John Adams, and continues with The House I Live
In, The Truce, Good Night, and Good Luck, Clockers,
and Duck Soup.
concludes with the Forum Short Film Competition screening and awards.