From the 2009 News Archive
DC Politics on Film Festival to Screen "The Response" on May 8
Earlier this year, the University of Maryland School of Law partnered with Sig Libowitz '07, an experienced writer, actor, and film production executive, to create "The Response," a 30-minute courtroom drama that takes viewers inside the U.S. military tribunals in Guantanamo, Cuba.
"The Response" has been selected as a Spotlight Screening of the inaugural Politics on Film Festival
in Washington, DC, from May 7-10. "The Response" will be shown on Friday, May 8 at the Landmark E Street Cinema, followed by a panel discussion featuring its stars Kate Mulgrew and Peter Riegert. Purchase tickets at the box office, or by
Libowitz also will participate in an April 29 pre-kickoff panel, "What Makes a Movie Political," appearing with Dan Glickman, chair of the Motion Picture Association of America; Ann Hornaday, the chief film critic of the Washington Post; and Hillary Rosen, political reporter for CNN.
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and read media accounts of its filming.
"The Response" and the screening and discussion are funded in part by a generous grant from the France-Merrick Foundation to the University of Maryland School of Law’s Linking Law & the Arts series.