Attorney William Kunstler's Daughters Document His Life in New Film

January 22, 2010

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William Kunstler was a civil rights activist and self-described “radical lawyer.” In the 1960s, he defended the “freedom riders” in Mississippi and the “Chicago 8” in 1969. He would later take on the cases of an accused terrorist and the Gambino crime family associates. His life and work is documented in the film William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe. It's the work of his daughters, Emily and Sarah who took the title from a T.S. Eliot poem that their father would read to them. Emily Kunstler says the poem exemplified his philosophy.

Screenings:
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
Gene Siskel Film Center
Fri—6 p.m., 7:45 p.m.
Sat—3:15pm, 7:45 p.m.
Sun—3 p.m., 4:45 p.m.
Mon—6 p.m., 7:45 p.m. 
Tue—6 p.m., 7:45 p.m.
Thu—6 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

Music Button: Gene Ammons, "Jungle Strut", from the CD Brother Jug! (Prestige records)