The NLGSF is pleased to co-present The People's Advocate:
The Life & Times of Charles R. Garry directed by Hrag Yedalian at the 10th Annual San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 4-6 and June 11-15, 2008.
One of the most influential criminal defense attorneys of the 20th century, Charles R. Garry (1909-
1991) became a household name during the 1960s with his defense of a host of revolutionary political icons, including Huey Newton and Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party. Garry's career came to an unexpected and tragic halt in 1978, when his client, the Reverend Jim Jones of the Peoples Temple, led over 900 of his followers in mass suicide at Jonestown. This documentary recounts Garry's life through the voices of those who knew him best—family, fellow attorneys and former clients.
The film screens Thursday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. the Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street San Francisco, CA.
For tickets and schedule log on www.sfbff.org or call 415.771.9271