WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Jesse Nesser

Country: USA

Running Time: 104min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

The career of Damon Jerome Keith is among the most remarkable in the annals of American justice. This unconventional, Detroit-born judge was once a janitor, and his personal struggles, like several of his high-profile rulings, resonate with our ongoing conversation about civil rights.

Walk With Me focuses on four highly fraught cases that appeared on Keith’s docket, all of which concerned discriminatory practices within the realms of housing, education, employment and law enforcement. Keith’s decisions placed him in precarious opposition to angry crowds, corporate America, the KKK and a certain former President. Keith’s life and work, which, now more than ever, deserves to be reckoned with—and celebrated.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s Florida Focus Film Category

Presented in collaboration with University of Miami School of Law.


Please Note:
No tickets or rush line available for this screening.
All seating is first come, first served.

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credits

Director: Jesse Nesser
Producer: Patrick Lane, Sally Davis, Jack Rossiter Munley, Jesse Nesser
Executive Producer: Mitch Albom, Edsel Ford, Faye Nelson

Music: Matan Rubinstein
Cinematographer: Reuben Aaronson
Editor: Jesse Nessser

Subjects: Damon J. Keith, Mitch Albom, John Conyers, Julian Bond

Jesse Nesser

Jesse Nesser is a Floridian filmmaker. He has worked as a screenwriter for the television series Leslie (12). He directed the documentaries The Ranch For Kids (13) and Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith (16).

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