Cruz Reynoso

Cruz Reynoso

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
7:30 p.m.
$7 admission or free with Lab membership ($50 level and above)
Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided
At The Lab
2948 16th Street, San Francisco

Cruz Reynoso
Directed by Abby Ginzberg

In 1982, Cruz Reynoso, the son of farm workers, became the first Latino California Supreme Court Justice. “Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice” follows Reynoso's extraordinary life, from his childhood growing up in La Habra, California; to his heroic tenure as the director of the California Rural Legal Assistance; to his five years as Associate Justice; to the Presidential Medal of Freedom he received in 2000. Abby Ginzberg’s luminous film reveals the life of a man devoted to eradicating discrimination and inequality at all levels of society.

Moderator: Jessie Deeter
Jessie Deeter is a veteran documentary filmmaker and journalist and the Producer of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” She is currently producing “Revenge of the Electric Car,” and she recently co-produced “Tapped,” a feature documentary about bottled water that is currently screening in film festivals across the country. She is also putting the final touches on a short documentary about breast cancer survivors in the United Arab Emirates.

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