This film spans the illustrious legal career of the first black woman voted New York state senator and Manhattan borough president, Constance Baker Motley—from working with Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to being appointed to the Federal bench by President Lyndon Johnson. Screening as part of Shorts: Home Improvement
CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Rick Rodgers
Director and cinematographer Rick Rodgers' short film credits include prior TFF selections F--K and Crash&Burn. His feature film work includes the soon-to-be-released Amok and Sweets.
Rick Rodgers, Joel Motley
JustFilms Ford Foundation
Constance Baker Motley, James Meredith, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Harvey Gantt, Vernon Jordan