Walk with Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:30pm • Latchis Theater
Screening and discussion
Marlboro College presents this award-winning documentary, directed by Jesse Nesser ‘13, as part of the April events series for the Speech Matters semester intensive. Walk with Me tells the story of ten extraordinary years, four groundbreaking cases, and one unconventional federal judge whose rulings forever changed the face of civil rights in the United States. First appointed to the U.S. District Court in Detroit, in 1967, only three months after race riots tore apart the city, Judge Damon J. Keith shook the nation as he challenged the status quo and faced off against angry crowds, the KKK, corporate America, and even a sitting U.S. President. Now 94, Judge Keith still serves on the US Circuit Court of Appeals; a living embodiment of nearly a century of US history. This film is screened at Latchis Theater in partnership with Kingdom County Productions and the New England Tour of the 2017 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, where it won Best Documentary Feature. Tickets are $9 at the door for the whole award-winning tour, which runs from 3:30pm to 10:30pm.