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Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

 

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Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

Marina Zenovich 2012
USA | 88 minutes

Director Marina Zenovich in person at 10/28 screening! Producer Lila Yacoub in person at both screenings!

Rush tickets available for 9/29 screening!

The great success of Marina Zenovich’s Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) led to renewed interest in resolving the statutory rape case that caused Polanski to flee to Europe in 1978. Then, in September 2009, upon arriving in Switzerland to receive an award at the Zurich Film Festival, Polanski was arrested by Swiss authorities acting on a U.S. request for extradition. Back in Los Angeles, Polanski’s lawyers attempt to enter new evidence of judicial misconduct during his earlier trial, while in Switzerland Polanski waits under house arrest. Caught in the middle are Polanski’s wife, French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, and their children. With the same sensitivity and assuredness that distinguished her earlier film, Zenovich carefully lays out the various aspects of Polanski’s predicament, while exposing the various ulterior motives at work on both sides of the case.

Series: NYFF50: Cinema Reflected

Venue: Walter Reade Theater, Francesca Beale Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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