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SHORTS IN COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY

THE TRIALS OF CONSTANCE BAKER MOTLEY

Directed by Rick Rodgers
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 25 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE TRIALS OF CONSTANCE BAKER MOTLEY
This film spans the illustrious legal career of the first black woman voted New York state senator and Manhattan borough president, Constance Baker Motley—from working with Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to being appointed to the Federal bench by President Lyndon Johnson.

Screening as part of Shorts: Home Improvement
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)
About the Director(s)
Director and cinematographer Rick Rodgers' short film credits include prior TFF selections F--K and Crash&Burn. His feature film work includes the soon-to-be-released Amok and Sweets.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts In Competition: Documentary
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    25 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Composer:
    Michael Ballou
  • Cast:
    Constance Baker Motley, James Meredith, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Harvey Gantt, Vernon Jordan
  • Producer:
    Rick Rodgers, Joel Motley
  • Editor:
    Rick Rodgers
  • Director:
    Rick Rodgers
  • Cinematographer:
    Rick Rodgers
  • Screenwriter:
    Rick Rodgers
  • Supported by:
    JustFilms Ford Foundation

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