CAST: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens DIRECTOR: Reginald Hudlin CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS | ENDS 10/26
Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.
The movie urgently dramatizes the threat of racist violence that poisons personal relationships and judicial proceedings alike.Richard Brody, New Yorker