Facing Life

The Institute for Legal Studies and the Remington Center invite you to: A special preview screening of the new documentary film Facing Life: The Retrial of Evan Zimmerman Thursday, April 27 Pizza and soda in Lubar Commons at 5:30 pm Screening in Room 2211, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Please RSVP to Howie Erlanger, so we can plan the pizza order. Spouses/Guests are welcome. Facing Life: The Retrial of Evan Zimmerman, is scheduled for nationwide broadcast on the A & E Network in June. The film picks up the story of a man, convicted of murder in Eau Claire, after students and faculty with the U.W.'s Wisconsin Innocence Project won him a new trial. The film follows the final days of preparation for the retrial, and then the retrial itself, leading to a startling conclusion in court. The Law School features prominently in the film, providing an inside look at the Wisconsin Innocence Project and its students, as well as a moving portrayal of the trauma and challenges faced by one who is wrongly accused of a serious crime. Filmmakers Shane DuBow and David Boodell followed Zimmerman and his defense team through their final trial preparations and then to the case's startling conclusion in court. "Facing Life" was produced by Towers Productions for A&E Network.

Submitted by UW Law School Newsletter Admin on April 24, 2006

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