The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory

WHAT:

CUA's Screening Justice Film Series: "The Trials of Darryl Hunt"

WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS:

Catholic University will present the 2006 feature documentary "The Trials of Darryl Hunt" Wednesday, Feb. 11, as part of its ongoing Screening Justice Film Series.

Directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg, the film documents the story of a rape/murder case and Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Both a social justice story and a personally driven narrative, the film chronicles the case from 1984 through 2004. With exclusive footage from two decades, the film frames the judicial and emotional response to the crime - and the implications that reverberate from Hunt's conviction - against a backdrop of class and racial bias in the South and in the American criminal justice system. The movie is approximately 107 minutes in length.

After the screening, there will be a brief discussion and a Q-and-A session, followed by a reception in the Columbus School of Law Atrium. Participants in the discussion include Sandy Ogilvy, professor of law and director of CUA's Innocence Project Clinic; Adam Malizio, CUA law student, a clinic intern and president of the CUA Innocence Project, a student organization; and Katherine Bourdon, CUA law student and a clinic intern. The Innocence Project Clinic is a yearlong course that offers students the opportunity to develop a wide range of lawyering skills, while providing direct assistance to inmates who have been convicted of violent crimes and sentenced to long jail sentences or to death, but who assert that they are actually innocent.

For more information about the event, e-mail ogilvy@law.cua.edu.

SPONSORS: Office of Campus Ministry
Columbus School of Law, Office of Law and Social Justice Initiatives
Department of Media Studies

MEDIA: To cover the screening, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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