William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

June 16, 2010

As children, Emily and Sarah Kunstler looked up to their father, William, a successful lawyer widely known for his victories in civil rights and anti-war cases during the 1960’s.  As the sisters grew up, they became aware of his later cases, which included representing some of the most notorious and hated defendants in America.

In William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, the Kunstler sisters seek to reconcile the controversial public image of their father with their own perception of him by delving into his triumphs and shortcomings, both as a lawyer and a person.

Directed and produced by Emily and Sarah Kunstler, the film will debut on Tuesday, June 22 at 10p.m. on THIRTEEN.  Immediately following the film, Emily and Sarah will respond to questions online in a livechat Q&A at 11:30p.m. ET, where viewers can learn more about the making of the film and what inspired the sisters to work behind the camera.

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