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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"St. Patrick's Four" Film at Cinemapolis, Tonight (Only)

It is late notice, but Ithaca Blog just received word that tonight, Cinemapolis will host a screening of a new film about the St. Patrick's Four, the Iraq war protesters from Ithaca.

The film will screen at 7:15.

On March 17, 2003 - St. Patrick's Day - four anti-war protesters engaged in civil disobedience against the impending invasion of Iraq at a military recruitment station in Ithaca. The four were exonerated by a hung jury at trial in Ithaca, but were subsequently brought up on the same charges in federal court in Binghamton, where they were again found innocent of the most serious criminal charges, but imprisoned for lesser ones.

The film tells their story, and examines the rights of non-violence advocates to protest meaningfully in our democracy.

Ithaca Blog will report on possible future showings of the film.

Stephen Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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