Marshall (2017) (HNR)
Release Date: February 13, 2018.
Marshall is based on a pinnacle moment in the life of Thurgood Marshall, which paved the way for Marshall to become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Marshall to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a highly publicized sexual assault and attempted murder trial. In need of a high profile victory, but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial which helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come. -- (C) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2017, USA.
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson.
Directed by Reginald Hudlin.
Genre/Subject: Biography, Drama, History, Law, Staff Picks.
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