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Local film about local history

by aec

The AEC continues its 2008 Back Row Film Series with the first public screening of a local documentary about local history.

"Balancing the Scales: the Chattanooga Trial of U.S. v. James R. Hoffa" will take place Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Loose Cannon Studios, 1800 Rossville Avenue. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and the film screening will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Filmmaker Barry Cammon of Advanced Video Solutions will address the audience immediately after the film.

The event is free but seating is limited to the first 100 people. The AEC will be accepting donations in any amount.

See the making of this documentary on the Chattanooga Times Free Press website.

In 1964, Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa was convicted of jury tampering in a federal court in Chattanooga. Forty years later, this trial, which severely tested the limits of American justice, remains an important topic of historic interest. Featuring interviews with numerous trial participants and observers, the 2008 documentary "Balancing the Scales: The Chattanooga Trial of U.S. v. James R. Hoffa" explores the difficulties of finding justice in a high profile, high stakes "trial of the century."

The Chattanooga Chapter of the Federal Bar Association commissioned the film to show at the 2008 Judicial Conference of the 6th Circuit, held in Chattanooga in May.

Visit BackRowFilms.com for more information.

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