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October 11, 2000 (Wednesday) at 7:00 p.m.
Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
(Free and Open to the Public)
(American, 1959, 103 minutes, b&w, video)
COMPULSION is a compelling thriller, based on the infamous Leopold-Loeb case of the 1920s which involved the trial of two intelligent, well-to-do-students who kidnapped and murdered a child to prove their intellectual superiority. In the spellbinding piece of acting, Orson Welles delivers a compressed version of Clarence Darrow's astonishing three-day courtroom defense address.A panel discussion on the film will immediately follow the screening of COMPULSION. The panel will include representatives from the legal profession, psychiatry, and journalism.