ABOUT THE FILM
American Trial: The Eric Garner Story is an unprecedented film event, an unscripted courtroom drama that presents the trial that never happened against the NYPD Officer who was videotaped choking Eric Garner to death in 2014. American Trial employs real-life prosecutors and defense attorneys to conduct a totally unscripted mock trial using the real-life evidence, witnesses (including Garner’s widow, Esaw), expert testimony and rules of criminal procedure; the only actor in the film is the man who plays the defendant, Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Best of all, the filmmakers do not tell the audience whether Officer Pantaleo should be found guilty or not — the viewers themselves are the jury.
"A revelation: An urgent and compelling film so formally innovative that it feels as if you’re witnessing the birth of a new genre."
- Nelson Kim, writing for Hammer to Nail
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Released: 2020 –
Rating: NR –
Duration: 145 minutes