Elyse Steinberg Josh Kriegman Eli Despres Maya Seidler Peggy Drexler Kerry Washington
Magnolia Pictures International
Rousing and slyly humorous, the film follows a group of magnetic attorneys working for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). For the first time, filmmakers were granted access to ACLU’s offices, an organization fighting on the fronts of abortion rights, immigration rights, LGBT rights or voting rights. In 2017 it was the fight of the ACLU in federal court that stopped Trump’s travel ban from Muslim countries. (photo credits: Edgeline Films)
Elyse Steinberg, Joshua Kriegman, Eli Despres previously collaborated on the documentary Weiner, a Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and BAFTA nominee that was shortlisted for an Academy Award. Their critically acclaimed Showtime docu-series Couples Therapy has just been renewed for its second season. Steinberg and Kriegman made Variety’s 2016 list of "top ten documakers to watch“; Despres is a two-time nominee for a documentary American Cinema Editors Award.