January 16, 2019

Special Event: “Marshall” Movie Screening – October 21st

The Arts AlumniAlumni of Color, and Lawyers Networks cordially invite you to attend this Alumni Club of New York City event.


Marshall movie poster. Picture includes multiple men and women.‘Marshall’ Movie Screening & Discussion with Screenwriter Michael Koskoff ’63

Sunday, Oct. 21
11 a.m. | Doors open
11:45 a.m. | Program starts
Question and answer session to immediately follow

Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed film “Marshall,” starring Chadwick Boseman. Set in Connecticut in 1941, the film is centered around a highly publicized trial in which 32-year-old Thurgood Marshall joins with a young Jewish lawyer, Sam Freidman, to defend a black man accused of the rape and attempted murder of his white socialite employer. While war rages in Europe, the trial, set against a backdrop of racism and anti-Semitism, proves to be a career-defining one for Marshall.

Immediately following the film, you are invited to participate in a question and answer session with Michael Koskoff ’63, who wrote the screen play for “Marshall” with his son, Jacob. Whether your interests are in law, the arts or civil rights, Koskoff has had his hands in it all.

AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

Tickets are $15 per person. Includes concession voucher and snacks.

RSVP before Monday, Oct. 12. Pre-registration is required.

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumnievents@brandeis.edu or 781-736-4012.


Michael Koskoff ’63
A trial lawyer for more than 50 years, Koskoff early in his career defended the Black Panthers in an historic New Haven trial. In other notable cases, Koskoff has served as counsel for plaintiffs in civil rights and malpractice suits, including for the family of singer-songwriter Michael Jackson. Presently, he is a principal at Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, a Connecticut trial law firm, known for its representation of the families of the Sandy Hook massacre.

The critically acclaimed “Marshall,” an Academy Award Nominee, received this year’s Silver Gavel Award, the American Bar Association’s highest honor in recognition of media and the arts. The ABA also lists it as one of the best legal movies of all time.

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