Thank you Scott for bringing this up. While the prosecution is funding this ridiculous case with US tax payer's money, Lawrence has to pay for his defense out of his own pocket -- so he needs our support more than ever!
For everyone in New York --- Lawence¹s Film De Profundis will screen on November 18 at The MIX Factory (45 Bleeker St @ Lafayette) at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion about his case with Keith Gemerek of the Lawrence Brose Legal Defense Fund and Judith Levine, author and activist with The National Center for Reason and Justice. Moderated by Sarah Schulman, author and MIX Co-Founder. - Dorothea Here is the full announcement from the defense fund: In an effort to gain support for Lawrence Brose as he fights the outrageous accusations by the Department of Homeland Security, The Mix Festival NYC is screening Lawrence's important film with a panel discussion to shed light on his work and his legal case. Time: Friday, November 18 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: The MIX Factory 45 Bleeker St @ Lafayette New York, New York 10012 The film, De Profundis, originally screened at The MIX Festival in 1997... In 2008, Filmmaker Lawrence Brose was arrested by the FBI and charged with downloading child pornography from a German website. The charges also include 100 exhibition prints from his film De Profundis, though the film does not contain images that fit the description of 18 USC § 1466A, the law he is being charged under. If convicted, he faces a lengthy prison sentence and lifelong sex offender status. Afterimage wrote about the case, "It becomes clear that in every meaningful sense the prosecution of Lawrence Brose should be viewed as a challenge to artistic freedom, brought by a U.S. Attorney¹s office that previously unsuccessfully prosecuted Critical Art Ensemble founder Steve Kurtz."(http://www.vsw.org/ai/online-exclusives/commentary-the-case-against- lawrence-brose/) JOIN US FOR A SCREENING of Brose¹s spectacular 1997 film De Profundis, FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION about his case with Keith Gemerek of the Lawrence Brose Legal Defense Fund and Judith Levine, author and activist with The National Center for Reason and Justice. Moderated by Sarah Schulman, author and MIX Co-Founder. Visit the Lawrence Brose Legal Defense Fund website: http://www.lawrencebroselegalde On 11/9/11 9:40 PM, "carli...@aol.com" <carli...@aol.com> wrote: > In a message dated 11/9/2011 4:29:51 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, > sc...@financialcleansing.com writes: >> If t0ny c0nrad is still on the list, he must know all these people. Why is >> Buffalo the leading edge of using the expanded powers of the stste to repress >> avant garde art? > > Isn't it well known that the federal attorney in that area is totally nuts? > > I think so. It's old news-- unfortunately. > > > _______________________________________________ FrameWorks mailing > list FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listi > nfo/frameworks "Curiosity is a moral virtue." - Amos Oz Dorothea Braemer Executive Director/Squeaky Wheel 712 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 716-884-7172 _______________________________________________ FrameWorks mailing list FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks