Title: God on Trial (2008)
Director: Andy DeEmmony
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G63 2009
Length: 85 minutes
Plot: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Legal Angles: Criminal Law, Genocide, Trial Practice
Cast: Josef Atlin, Ashley Artus, Dominic Cooper, Lorcan Cranitch, David de Keyser, Stephen Dillane, Rupert Graves.
Title: Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004)
Director: George Bulter
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G65 2004
Length: 88 minutes
Plot: A documentary on Senator John Kerry's Navy tour of duty in Vietnam, his contributions to the peace movement that followed, and the ultimate shape of his future political career.
Legal Angles: Politics, Military Law, The Law of War
Cast: Interviews with: John Kerry, Max Cleland, Bob Kerrey
Title: Golden Door (2006)
Director: Emanuele Crialese
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G653 2008
Length: 118 minutes
Plot: A Sicilian farmer falls in love with a worldly British woman while both are attempting to emmigrate to America.
Legal Angles: Family Law, Immigration Law
Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Vincent Schiavelli, Aurora Quattrocchi.
Title: Gomorrah (2008)
Director: Matteo Garrone
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G655 2009
Plot: Five disparate tales of Naples' mafia underworld, where men and children are caught up in a corrupt system that extends from the housing projects to the world of haute couture. Adapted from the best-selling exposé by undercover Italian reporter, Roberto Saviano.
Cast: Toni Servillo, Gianfelice Imparato, Maria Nazionale, Salvatore Cantalupo, Gigio Morra, Salvatore Abruzzese, Marco Macor
Legal Angles: Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Environmental Law, Organized Crime
Title: The Good Mother (1988)
Director: Lenoard Nimoy
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G66 2000
Length: 104 minutes
Plot: Discovering true passion for the first time in her life, Anna's life couldn't have been more perfect. But shocking charges against her force her to prove that she is a good mother.
Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Family Law, Trial Practice
Cast: Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy.
Title: Good Night and Good Luck (2005)
Director: George Clooney
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G663 2006
Length: 93 minutes
Plot: Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Legal Angles: Politics, Employment Law, Media Law
Cast: David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey, Jr., Frank Langella
Title: The Good Sheperd (2006)
Director: Robert DeNiro
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G6637 2007
Length: 168 minutes
Plot: The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.
Legal Angles: Family Law, National Security, Politics, Terrorism, Law of War,
Cast: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Tammy Blanchard, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Keir Dullea, Martina Gedeck, William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, John Sessions, Oleg Stefan, John Turturro
Title: Good Will Hunting (1997)
Director: Gus Van Sant
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G66 1997
Length: 126 minutes
Plot: A young working-class genius is hauled back from the brink of self-destruction by a gifted counselor.
Legal Angles: Corrections & Punishment, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure
Cast: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard, Minnie Driver
Title: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Director: John Ford
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G6 2004
Length: 129 minutes
Plot: The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression is depicted in this immortal film of the Steinbeck classic.
Legal Angles: Property Law
Cast: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin, Doris Bowdon, Russell Simpson, O.Z. Whitehead, John Qualen, Eddie Quillan, Zeffie Tilbury
Title: Gravity (2013)
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G738 2014
Length: 91 min.
Plot: Dr. Ryan Stone is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Legal Angles: Space Law, Torts
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney; additional voices by Ed Harris.
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Title: The Great Debaters (2007)
Director: Denzel Washington
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G743 2008
Length: 124 minutes
Plot: Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.
Legal Angles: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Employment Law
Cast: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise, Devyn Tyler, Trenton McClain Boyd
Title: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
Director: David Steinke
Location: MU Law RESERVE AV QH31.L618 G74 2011
Length: 73.3 minutes
Plot: Examines the conservationist's life and legacy, examining ways his land ethic philosophy and vision of a community that cares about both people and land lives on in the work of individuals and organizations around the country today.
Legal Angles: Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law
Cast: Voices of Aldo Leopold, Peter Coyote ; narrator/guide, Curt Meine
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Title: Guilty as Sin (1993)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .G85 1993
Length: 107 minutes
Plot: An attractive lawyer, captured by her client's irresistible charm, finds herself caught in his seductive psychological web of deceit from which there is no legal escape-and soon fears she may be his next victim.
Legal Angles: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Professional Ethics, Trial Practice
Cast: Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson, Jack Warden