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The Fight

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Only days after the 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump, furious Americans gathered at airports across the country in protest of the Muslim ban. But it was the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union, waging the fight in federal court, that turned the tide, staying the executive order on grounds of unconstitutionality. The ACLU has never granted access to its offices, even as its battles—on the fronts of abortion rights, immigration rights, LGBT rights and voting rights—have become more timely and momentous than ever.

With THE FIGHT, access has finally been granted to the filmmaking team of Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, makers of 2016’s award-winning Weiner. Rousing, inspiring and slyly humorous, their latest documentary follows four seismically important cases and a handful of magnetic attorneys. These lawyers may not know how to charge a cell phone or operate a stand-up desk but have persuaded Supreme Court Justices, beating back serious encroachments upon our freedoms. An antidote to endless news cycles filled with tweet tantrums, THE FIGHT inspires with the story of front-line warriors in the battle for the American soul.

96 minutes. Documentary. NR.

The Fight is a fantastic documentary highlighting the real heroes out there: the overworked attorneys of the ACLU.

Film Threat

The unfussy stuff, the human stuff, is what works best, both for The Fight and the very people it follows.

Indiewire

“[F]rankly, it’s nice to see David beating Goliath on the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporter

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Q&A Discussion

Immediately following THE FIGHT there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Kerry Washington and the four ACLU lawyers featured in the film (Brigitte Amiri, Lee Gelernt, Dale Ho, and Chase Strangio).
Renters will have free access to an archived Q&A with the filmmakers and lawyers, moderated by Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post.

Rent Online - $12

Now available through Eventive

After your purchase, you have 30 days to start watching and must finish watching within 72 hours.