NEW YORK –"The People’s Advocate: The Life & Times of Charles R. Garry" will make its East Coast debut at the 15th Annual New York Underground Film Festival on Saturday, April 5. The feature length documentary chronicles the gripping story of one of the twentieth century’s most influential civil rights attorneys, Charles Garry (1909-1991), who gained national prominence during the 1960s for his defense of notorious anti-establishment icons.
Featuring rare archival footage and candid interviews with his clients and close associates, "The People’s Advocate" traces Garry’s life from his experiences as a young Armenian growing up in Fresno, California to his ascendance as the attorney of the Black Panther Party. Amongst the film’s interviewees are famed historian Howard Zinn, and Black Panther leaders Ericka Huggins, Bobby Seale, Kathleen Cleaver and David Hilliard.
Called "an illuminating portrait" by The Hollywood Reporter, "The People’s Advocate" debuted to a sold out audience at the 30th annual Mill Valley Film Festival in October 2007, and has since screened at several other festivals, including the Arpa International Film Festival where it won the award for "Best Documentary." It is Los Angeles-based director Hrag Yedalian’s first film and the recipient of the 2007 Bay Area Video Coalition Mediamaker Award.
The documentary will screen as an official selection of the New York Underground Film Festival on Saturday, April 5 at 3:30pm at the Anthology Film Archives located at 32 2nd Avenue in New York.
For detailed information about the film please visit www.peoplesadvocatethemovie.com.