Re: [Frameworks] Lawrence Brose court case

From: Dorothea Braemer <dorothea_at_squeaky.org>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 23:48:14 -0500

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 ---
Lawence┬╣s Film De Profundis will screen on November 18 at The MIX Factory
(45 Bleeker St _at_ 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:┬á┬á Friday, November 18 ┬Ě 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Location:
The MIX Factory
45 Bleeker St _at_ 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 ┬ž 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. Attorney┬╣s 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 Brose┬╣s 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, "Carlileb_at_aol.com" <Carlileb_at_aol.com> wrote:

> In a message dated 11/9/2011 4:29:51 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> scott_at_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.
>
>
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