Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith

Film forum showcasing a tapestry of interviews with Judge Keith, his contemporaries and family

Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith

March 30 - April 1

March 30, 2017 6:50 pm (Forum); Additional showings: March 31 @ 11:20 am, April 1 @9:15 am

Tower City Cinemas, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland, OH 44113

In 1967—a time of great racial turmoil in our country—Judge Damon J. Keith was appointed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by President Lyndon B. Johnson. After having grown up in segregated Detroit and serving in WWII in a segregated army, the African-American Keith would become the judge in some of this country’s landmark cases dealing with segregation and civil rights. From overseeing issues of bussing, housing, hiring practices, and police procedure, Judge Keith was impacting our nation’s laws from his seat in Detroit. WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH is a tapestry of interviews with Judge Keith, now 93, his contemporaries, his family, and those whose lives were made better because of the work Keith did from the bench. Now on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Keith continues to be the embodiment of the American ideal that honor, courage, and truth can still defeat injustice at every turn.

For more information: http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2017/walk-with-me-the-trials-of-damon-j-keith

Sponsored by Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF 41)