Run Time: 104 minutes
In 1967—a time of great racial turmoil in our country—Judge Damon J. Keith was appointed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by President Lyndon B. Johnson. After having grown up in segregated Detroit and serving in WWII in a segregated army, the African-American Keith would become the judge in some of this country’s landmark cases dealing with segregation and civil rights. From overseeing issues of bussing, housing, hiring practices, and police procedure, Judge Keith was impacting our nation’s laws from his seat in Detroit. WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH is a tapestry of interviews with Judge Keith, now 93, his contemporaries, his family, and those whose lives were made better because of the work Keith did from the bench. Now on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Keith continues to be the embodiment of the American ideal that honor, courage, and truth can still defeat injustice at every turn. —T.W.
WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:50 PM
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:20 AM
Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition
Mitch Albom, Edsel Ford, Faye Nelson, Sally Davis, Patrick Lane
Born in Detroit and having grown up in several European countries, Jesse Nesser has made films that touch on the struggles of many different cultures trying to do the right thing with surprising results. He's worked with a variety of charities and organizations working to improve the lives of the impoverished.
"The Ranch for Kids" (2013), WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH (2016)