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Repeat Offenders 

Wednesday, Feb 20 2013
Two years after Crime After Crime premiered at Sundance, Yoav Potash’s multi-award-winning exposé of California’s malfeasant criminal justice system is still making waves. That’s not exactly good news. It may be naive to expect a documentary to undo decades of institutionalized barbarity overnight, but in a perfect world, right would prevail pretty damn quickly. Our world is a few clicks short of perfect, as Debbie Peagler learned long before doing 26 years of hard time for her alleged involvement in the murder of her horrifically abusive boyfriend-turned-pimp. Crime After Crime documents the case that put Peagler behind bars, and the beyond-the-call persistence of volunteer local attorneys Joshua Safran and Nadia Costa to win her release. Every tale of injustice needs a villain, and Potash (who lived in the East Bay when he made the documentary) has no difficulty finding a focus for our fury. The filmmaker joins Safran, Costa, and Rev. Dr. Scot Sherman of Newbigin House of Studies in conversation after the film tonight; expect an update on the current state of institutional barbarity.
Sun., March 3, 6:30 p.m., 2013

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