Marshall: Screening and Discussion with Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, and More
Post-screening conversation with actors Chadwick Boseman, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, and director Reggie Hudlin.
Before he was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall was an attorney for the NAACP. Marshall tells the story of one of his earlier cases. The year is 1940. The place is Connecticut. The case is The State of Connecticut v. Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown); a black chauffeur is accused by his white employer of sexual assault and attempted murder. Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman, portraying yet another iconic African-American) is not allowed to speak in trial, so the defense depends on Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad), a young Jewish attorney who has never tried a criminal case. What emerges from this situation is a story of racial injustice and the unlikely friendship that forms to combat it.
Location: 40 Washington Square S
Between MacDougal Street and Sullivan Street
Venue: Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall