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This inspiring and vital film follows lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union as they battle the Trump administration over cases of immigration, abortion, LGBTQ equality, and voting rights. We watch the lawyers in action as they meet with desperate clients and plot legal strategies for critical cases including one that goes to the Supreme Court. The filmmaking team known for Weiner and Couples Therapy join forces with producer Kerry Washington (Scandal) to create an uplifting portrait of attorneys on the front lines of upholding American liberties. (Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures/Topic Studios)  

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Director: Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres
Executive Producer: Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Florence Sloan, Harry Sloan, Pilar Savone, Maria Zuckerman
Producer: Elyse Steinberg, Maya Seidler, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres, Peggy Drexler, Kerry Washington
Cinematographer: Sean McGing
Editor: Eli Despres, Greg Finton, Kim Roberts
Music: Juan Luqui
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2020
US Distributor: Magnolia Pictures