The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
*Roman J. Israel, Esq.* 2017. USA. Directed by Dan Gilroy. Courtesy of Sony Pictures

Roman J. Israel, Esq. 2017. USA. Directed by Dan Gilroy. DCP. 129 min.

"In Roman J. Israel, Esq., Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. When he is recruited to join a firm led by one of the legendary man’s former students—the ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell)—and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test" (text courtesy of AFI Festival). Courtesy of Sony Pictures.

This film accompanies The Contenders 2017.