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Film Series

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: Screening and Conversation

October 21, 2014

The screening of this classic John Ford/Jimmy Stewart/John Wayne Western was followed by a discussion with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: What does he think about the justice that was once practiced on the American frontier when a “hired gun” didn’t mean an unconflicted lawyer? Are truths found in courtrooms or in the legends that our culture adopts? How relevant is the movie to today’s culture and legal system?