January 20, 2011
Doug Liman Film, Fair Game, Showing Jan. 25; Panel Discussion with Liman, Bazelon, Edelstein, Crock, Resnik Follows
Yale Law School’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Program and the Lustman Fellowship will co-sponsor a screening of the Doug Liman film, Fair Game, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25. The screening will take place at Sudler Hall, 100 Wall Street in New Haven, CT, and is free and open to the public.
A panel discussion will follow the screening and will feature the film’s director, Doug Liman, a Lustman Visiting Fellow at Davenport College and a board member of the Liman Public Interest Program, which was established in honor of his father, the late Arthur Liman ’57. Also joining the panel are Emily Bazelon ’00, senior editor for Slate magazine and Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School; Gordon Edelstein, artistic director at Long Wharf Theater; Stan Crock, journalist; and Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik, who has a cameo in the film.
Fair Game is a thriller based on the autobiography of Valerie Plame, an undercover agent whose CIA career was ended and marriage strained when her covert identity was divulged by White House officials allegedly out to retaliate against her husband, Joe Wilson. Wilson, in a now-famous 2003 New York Times opinion piece, questioned the Bush administration’s claims that Iraq was attempting to purchase uranium from Niger to manufacture nuclear weapons and challenged the administration’s rationale for going to war. It stars Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.