Reach Film Fellowship
You Have the Right to an Attorney
Date Awarded: 2011
Directors(s): Matt Bockelman
Film Status: Completed
About the Film:
You Have the Right to an Attorney enters the daily grind of two young public defenders in the South Bronx. Matt and Scott strive to resolve hundreds of client cases, while also facing the weighty emotional burden of working in a system they consider fundamentally broken.
About the Filmmakers:
Matt Bockelman is a New York-based cinematographer and producer. His most recent projects include The Unofficial House Band, about a music and arts program at Sing Sing Prison (commissioned by Rehabilitation Through The Arts), Communitas, an experimental documentary about theater director Richard Schechner’s famed performance workshop, and Meet the Gardeners, a series profiling the employees of Madison Square Garden. Matt founded Fly’s Eye Films in 2010 with the goal of creating substantive documentaries, objectively rendered but with a strong visual aesthetic.
Matt’s Reach Film Fellowship mentor Marshall Curry, is the Director, Producer, Editor and Writer of the documentary If a Tree Falls, which won the Documentary Editing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. He also is the Director, DP and Editor of the feature documentary Racing Dreams, which won Best Documentary at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, and the Academy Award and Emmy-nominated Street Fight.
Matt Bockelman is a guest blogger for the Cinereach blog. His posts include:
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