A Crime on the Bayou
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Opens in NYC, LA and Select Theaters Nationwide
June 18, 2021



FRIDAY - JUNE 18, 2021
New York, NY - The Quad Cinema
Pasadena, CA - Laemmle Playhouse
Los Angeles, CA - Lumiere Music Hall
Columbus, OH - Gateway Theatre
New Orleans, LA - The Broad Theatre
Detroit - Emagine Palladium 15
Minneapolis - Emagine Willow Creek 12
Seattle, WA - Varsity

TUESDAY - JUNE 22, 2021
Milwaukee, WI - NO Studios


FRIDAY - JUNE 25, 2021
Scottsdale, AZ - Harkins Theatres Shea 14
San Francisco, CA - Landmark Embarcadero
Berkeley, CA - Landmark Shattuck
Montgomery, AL - Capri Theatre

FRIDAY - JULY 23, 2021
Boise, ID - Flicks

COMING SOON
Boston, MA - Landmark Kendall
Philadelphia, PA - Landmark Ritz East
Scottsdale, AZ - Mary D Fisher



Synopsis

A poignant yet inspiring true story about allyship, justice and how groups of activists from disparate backgrounds have worked together in the quest to dismantle institutional racism, documentary feature A Crime on the Bayou will open in select theaters nationwide June 18, 2021 from Shout! Studios.

Written and directed by Nancy Buirski (The Loving Story, The Rape of Recy Taylor), this eye-opening documentary had its world premiere at the 2020 DOC NYC Film Festival and is the third film in director’s trilogy profiling brave individuals who fought for justice in and around the Civil Rights era. Executive produced by Mike Jackson, John Legend, Ty Stiklorius and Austyn Biggers of Get Lifted Film Co and Regina K. Scully, Geralyn Dreyfous, Harlene Freezer, Jules Horowitz, Felicia Horowitz, Brenda Robinson, Amy Tiemann, Mark Trustin and Jamie Wolf. The film also features a new original song, “My Path” written and performed by Raphael Saadiq.

A Crime on the Bayou is the story of Gary Duncan, a Black teenager from Plaquemines Parish, a swampy strip of land south of New Orleans. In 1966, Duncan tries to break up an argument between white and Black teenagers outside a newly integrated school. He gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm. The boy recoils like a snake. That night, police burst into Duncan’s trailer and arrest him for assault on a minor. A young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, leaves his prestigious D.C. firm to volunteer in New Orleans. With his help, Duncan bravely stands up to a racist legal system powered by a white supremacist boss to challenge his unfair arrest. Their fight goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and their lifelong friendship is forged.

DIRECTOR: Nancy Buirski
PRODUCERS: Nancy Buirski, Susan Margolin, Claire L. Chandler
Not Rated | RT: 89 Minutes
A Crime on the Bayou IMDB Page

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