From the 2009 News Archive
Attend July 31 Screening of "The Response" in Chicago
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.
In conjunction with the American Bar Association (ABA) Meeting in Chicago, "The Response" will be shown on Friday, July 31 at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, followed by a panel discussion featuring Libowitz, "The Response" star Kate Mulgrew, and School of Law and Center for Health and Homeland Security Director Michael Greenberger.
The ABA selected the film "The Response" as the 2009 recipient of the prestigious ABA Silver Gavel Award for "Drama and Literature." The Silver Gavel Award is the ABA’s highest honor in recognition of media and the arts that foster the public's understanding of law and the legal system. Since 1958, other winners in this category have included "Judgment at Nuremberg;" "To Kill a Mockingbird;" the Henry Fonda film, "Twelve Angry Men," and NBC’s "Law & Order."
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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.