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The Law in These Parts (2011)

Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
More on the film at PBS.org and nytimes.com



The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
(1962)
Things to think about:
Jurisdiction    Rule(s) of Law(s)    Role of Law/Lawyer    Myth     Law and/vs Order    Self-government    Equality    Citizenship    Outlaw    Freedom of speech/press    Constitutional Law    Criminal Law
Things to flip through [spoiler alert]:
Grantham, "Embracing Jurisdiction: John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"; Ryan, "Print the Legend: Violence and Recognition in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"; Livingstone, "Spiritedness, Reason and the Founding of Law and Order"; and...The New Yorker's Richard Brody (video)

Into the Abyss (2011)
N.Y. Times Review; on the "lighter" side of Werner Herzog:
Herzog on Letterman, on Klaus Kinski; trailer for My Best Fiend (Herzog's film about Kinski) & for Aguirre: Wrath of God (one of Herzog's movies with Kinski, and the source of the Letterman anecdote)



Billy Budd (1962)

Just a few of the four million law-y things on Billy Budd (the novella) to flip through, or not:
Solove, "Melville's Billy Budd and Security in Times of Crisis"; Dolin, "Sanctioned Irregularities: Martial Law in Billy Budd"; (Richard) Weisberg vs. (Richard) Posner (1988)


NCR (2013)
DoJ: Backgrounder
Canadian Mental Health Association: With the Right Amendments, the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act Can Support All



M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
Fritz Lang:
My Film M: A Factual Report
German Criminal Code (1871) (English translation) (more resources):
51 RStGB: Insanity
German Criminal Code (current) (English translation):
20 StGB: Insanity
Canadian Criminal Code (1892) (more resources):
11 (Insanity)
Canadian Criminal Code (current):
16 (Insanity)