Welcome to Leith
2015, Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker, USA, 86 min.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
The 6 PM screening is a Movie Club Event. Join us for a post-screening conversation and a complimentary cocktail at Virgin Hotels Chicago, 203 N. Wabash. Movie ticket required for entry.
- Fri, Oct 2nd 2:00pm
- Fri, Oct 2nd 8:30pm
- Sat, Oct 3rd 3:15pm
- Mon, Oct 5th 6:00pm
- Tue, Oct 6th 6:00pm
- Wed, Oct 7th 8:30pm
- Thu, Oct 8th 8:30pm
"A gripping you-are-there portrait of a community under siege…as engrossing as a fictional thriller." – Dennis Harvey, Variety
"A stunning portrait of First Amendment rights pushed to their extremes." – Eric Kohn, Indiewire
First Amendment rights go head-to-head with hate-group schemes in the tiny North Dakota ghost town of Leith, when its population of 24 is boosted in 2012 by a new resident. He is Craig Cobb, a notorious white supremacist, who buys up property and announces plans to establish majority control of the town for his racially pure neo-Nazi mecca. Filmmakers Beach and Walker (FLEX IS KINGS) earn the trust of both sides for a disturbing immersion into a low-down, dirty-trick-filled fight between horrified longtime locals and the technically law-abiding newcomers. DCP digital. (BS)
OCTOBER 5: The 6:00 pm screening on Monday, October 5, is a Movie Club event moderated by Professor Stephen Siegel, Distinguished Research Professor of Law at the DePaul University College of law. His long-standing research interest is American legal history, although he also is highly regarded in the areas of property and constitutional law. Among his writings on the history of free speech are articles on “Injunctions for Defamation, Juries, and the Clarifying Light of 1868” and “The Origin of the Compelling State Interest Test and Strict Scrutiny.”