Special Showing Of "Scenes Of A Crime" As Part Of Gideon Commemoration
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

The Legal Aid Society and The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys are sponsoring a showing of the award-winning documentary Scenes of a Crime on Tuesday, March 19, as part of a series of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's landmark Gideon vs. Wainwright decision which established a federal constitutional right to counsel for adults accused of crimes in the United States.

The 90-minute film presents a riveting insight into a fully recorded police interrogation and its consequences, seen through the eyes of the detectives, witnesses, the defense and prosecution teams, jurors, and the defendant himself. The documentary presents the case of People v. Adrian Thomas, which will be heard by the New York Court of Appeals later this year. The screening is at 6 p.m. at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at the corner of 2nd Street). The screening will be followed by a presentation and Q & A with Dr. Richard Ofshe, a leading expert on false confessions.