New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection

2010 Orientation 40The Pace Law Library offers Law in Film Collection to its patrons with borrowing privileges who may check these movies out at no charge for up to five days. The following are some of the recently added movies. The collection is located in the Student Lounge on the main level of the law library. Check it out!

Drama

Rounders (Miramax Films; Spanky Pictures; an Alliance Atlantis release; produced by Joel Stillerman and Ted Demme; written by David Levien and Brian Koppelman; directed by John Dahl) [PN1997 .R68 1998 DVD] – “Master poker player Mike gives up gambling for law school but is lured back into the game when his friend gets out of prison and is in over his head with a ruthless Russian card shark.”

Criminal Law

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (HBO Original production; directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky) [HV6534.W47 P37 2005 DVD] – “Damien Echols is a teen who dresses in all black and listens to heavy metal. He and his two friends are accused of the murder of three little boys, and are instantly condemned by a retribution-hungry public.”

Brother’s Keeper (an American Playhouse Theatrical Films presentation; in association with Creative Thinking International; a Hand-To-Mouth production; a film by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky) [HV6533.N4 B76 2003 DVD] – “the story of Ward Boys, four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world – until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother. By day’s end, Delbert Ward “confessed” to suffocating his ailing brother as an act of mercy, but Munnsville believed Delbert had been framed. Was Delbert, an uneducated hermit with a low IQ, an innocent victim of police abuse? Was it a mercy killing – or was there another motive?”

The Informant! (Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Participant Media and Groundswell Productions, a Section Eight-Jaffe/Braunstein enterprise; produced by Gregory Jacobs, Jennifer Fox, Michael Jaffe, Howard Braunstein, Kurt Eichenwald; co-producer, Michael Polaire; screenplay by Scott Z. Burns; directed by Steven Soderbergh; executive producers, George Clooney, Jeff Skoll, Michael London) [PN1997.2 .I546 2010 DVD] – “The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre. The FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent.”

Environmental Law

Bananas!* (WG Film and Magic Hour Films present; in association with ITVS et al.; a WG Film production; producer, Margarete Jangård; a film by Fredrik Gertten) [KJE1639 .B36 2009 DVD] – “Los Angeles lawyer, Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez, is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.”

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