April 2017 EVENTS

"DEFENDER" Movie Premiere
60th San Francisco International Film Festival 

Date:  Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time:  3:00 p.m.
Location:  Castro Theater
636 Jackson Street, San Francisco


Please join AACTLA, AABA, and CAAM in this presentation of an exciting new film project by Emmy nominated director, Jim Choi, and Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender and AACTLA member!  

DEFENDER tells the story of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi who takes on the case of 22-year old Michael Smith, an African American man who pleaded not guilty in one of the first body camera cases in San Francisco when he was charged with battery on police officers and resisting arrest. This urgent documentary shows how far Adachi and his team will fight for the young man's freedom while exposing racial bias through all levels of the judicial system. The film also underscores the Public Defender's fight to provide legal representation for detained immigrants facing deportation in the current political era.

FREE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE WITH RSVP!  For more information and tickets, click here.