American Trial: The Eric Garner Story
Directed by Roee Messinger
“YOU ARE THE JURY” SCREENING EVENT MAY 21 W/ ESAW GARNER AND FILMMAKER LIVE Q&A AFTER THE SHOW! Purchase Your TICKET now
A one-of-a-kind unscripted courtroom drama,
AMERICAN TRIAL: THE ERIC GARNER STORY presents the case against the NYPD Officer caught on video choking Eric Garner, who gasped “I can’t breathe” several times before dying on the sidewalk. No one was ever put on trial for his killing.
AMERICAN TRIAL employs actual prosecutors, defense attorneys and experts, presenting the real-life evidence and witnesses to Garner’s death. The film follows real courtroom rules of evidence and trial procedures, right up to the verdict, when you get to decide: Is NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo guilty as charged?
Everyone who watches the film May 18-21 can vote on the verdict via online ballot; results announced May 21 during a livestream Q & A with director Roee Messinger and Esaw Snipes Garner.
Genre: Crime, Docu-Drama, Hybrid
Runtime: 101 minutes
Rated: NR - PG recommendation
Director: Roee Messinger
Executive Producers: Ralph Richardson, James Jenkins
Producers: Alena Svyatova, Roee Messinger
Cast: Esaw Garner, Alan Dershowitz, Netta Elzie, Deron McKesson, Anthony Altieri, Priya Chaudhry, Robert Brown, Thomas Kenniff, Steven Raiser