"The Response" in Washington, D.C.
One of the first screenings of "The Response" took place at the Politics on Film Festival in May, 2009. The Washington Post said:
It's a tight, tense, 30-minute re-creation of a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay, based on actual transcripts. In attendance will be writer-producer-actor Sig Libowitz, a Washington attorney, and actors Kate Mulgrew, Peter Riegert and Aasif Mandvi (who drops his funny guy routine from "The Daily Show" to play a prisoner facing a panel of Army officers).
Libowitz has already taken "The Response" to seven festivals, including the Los Angeles and Virginia film festivals, but sees Politics on Film as an ideal landing place for the movie.
"It seemed like the festival for us, and hopefully we're good for them," Libowitz says. "You can't believe D.C. didn't have one of these political festivals. . . . To be doing a film in your home town, that's a lot of fun. And to have all the stars agree to come in for it -- they're jazzed about it. We're excited."
Read the full text of the Washington Post review of the Politics on Film screening of "The Response".
French Embassy and Congressional Screenings
About nine months after the Politics on Film festival, in February, 2010, a screening and panel discussion took place under the auspices of the French Embassy. See the full details of the French Embassy screening of "The Response".
Another milestone came in early summer, 2010, when "The Response" was screened for members of Congress at the Capitol on June 30. Two screenings took place that day: the first at 4:00 p.m. on Capitol Hill, and the second at 6:30 p.m. at George Washington University.
Plans for Future Washington D.C. Screenings Continue . . .
Washington, D.C., is the home to writer/producer/actor Sig Libowitz, as well as Executive Producer Venable LLP and educational distributor Street Law. Additional screenings in the 2011-12 academic year are projected.
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