‘Out of the Ashes’ plays at the Gig Harbor Film Festival

(September 20, 2011) Professor Emeritus Marilyn Berger's compelling film, "Out of the Ashes: 9/11," was selected to play at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. Alumni are invited to a special reception before the screening on Friday, Oct. 14. 

The reception will be from 7 - 8 p.m. at The Wine Studio Wine Bar, Gig Harbor, featuring a complimentary tasting from Brian Carter Cellars a Woodinville Winery. The screening follows at 8 p.m. at the Galaxy Theater Uptown, Gig Harbor, and will be followed by a question and answer session with Professor Berger.

"Out of the Ashes" explores the legal, moral, and ethical ramifications of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and its impact on the civil justice system. Through the compelling stories of seven families who were affected by the attacks, it asks important questions, such as: Was the method for calculating the value of a human life an appropriate model? Did the Fund undermine our legal system? Did the Fund hide the facts about 9/11? Or did the Fund offer 9/11 families a way to avoid the cost, complexity, and slow pace of a lawsuit? Was justice delivered?

Tickets must be purchased through the film festival. Tickets are $8 per person.  Seats are limited. In addition to pre-purchasing your ticket, please RSVP to Val Ross by Friday, October 9.  Seats will be reserved for registered guests of SU Law.

Read more about Berger's quest to complete her film.

Watch the trailer. Visit the film's website.

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