Courtroom Dramas Featured in Spring Film Series

March 9, 2016

The Friends of the Library Spring Film Series kicks off on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. This film series will feature a selection of courtroom dramas. Some of the very best Hollywood movies contain courtroom sequences that are crucial to the story being told. The eight films in this series are centered on outstanding courtroom drama, including legal battles over a variety of newsworthy social issues.

The films, which feature well known directors and award-winning actors, will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. The film series will run on most Thursday evenings through May 5, 2016. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.

Due to licensing restrictions, the use of the film titles is prohibited outside of the Library. However, the descriptions of the films are listed below, and inquiring minds can find out what movies will be shown by either visiting or calling the Library. 


Thursday, March 10
This 1947 film features a barrister who becomes involved with the woman he is defending in court. (125 minutes)

Thursday, March 17
In this 1954 film, members of a captain's crew challenge his authority when he starts showing signs of mental instability. (124 minutes)

Thursday, March 24
A science teacher is put on the stand for teaching evolution in his class in this 1960 film that re-enacts the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. (128 minutes)


Thursday, March 31
In this 1992 film, a young, somewhat naïve navy lawyer takes on the Marine Corps in a court martial murder trial. (138 minutes)


Thursday, April 7
In this 1993 film, a lawyer must struggle with his own personal prejudices as he battles a wrongful dismissal case for justice in the courtroom. (125 minutes)

Thursday, April 21
From the streets of Belfast to the most hellish British prisons, this 1993 film recounts the true story of a man caught in the struggle for Irish independence. (133 minutes)


Thursday, April 28
In this 1998 film, a big-time lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he gets involved in an environmental damages case. (115 minutes)


Thursday, May 5
In this 2005 film, a woman takes her employer to court in this fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States. (126 minutes)