Film Detail

Poster-Crime on the Bayou

A Crime on the Bayou (Dada Films)

  • NR 1 hour 29 minutes
  • Documentary
  • Release Date: June 18, 2021
  • Theatrical / Limited

In 1966 in a swampy strip of land south of New Orleans a young Black fisherman, Gary Duncan, tries to break up a fight between white and black teenagers outside a newly integrated school. He gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm. That night, police arrest 19-year-old Gary Duncan for assault on a minor. With the help of a young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, Duncan bravely stands up to systemic racism in courtroom battles, including the US Supreme Court.

Director & Top Cast

  • NB

    Nancy Buirski


  • GD

    Gary Duncan

  • RS

    Richard Sobol

  • LE

    Lolis Eric Elie

Additional Details

    Technical Specs: Flat (1.85 : 1)

    Key Dates: 11/11/2020 - DOC NYC