Poster-Crime on the Bayou

    A Crime on the Bayou (2021)

    NR 89min Documentary
    • Distributor:Dada Films
    • Director:Nancy Buirski
    • Cast:Gary Duncan, Richard Sobol, Lolis Eric Elie
    • Technical Specs:Flat (1.85 : 1)
    • Synopsis:

      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.


    Opened 06/18/2021

    Key Dates

    • 11/11/2020 - DOC NYC