William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Reviews
With the assistance of revealing material including home movies and personal reminisces that recall his life from civil rights lawyer to radicalization and beyond, Sarah and Emily Kunstler provide new insights on such already familiar territory like Chicago 8, Attica and the siege at Wounded Knee. For example they talk to one of the jurors on the Chicago 8 trial jury who was also radicalized by the experience. Along with some interviews with notables, this altogether reveals a complex portrait of a complicated man.
A lawyer who believed everyone should have the right to representation.
He was a bit of a douchebag with some of the scumbags he represented though.
Liked the film but sadly I can't remember much from only a couple of nights ago.
But she also tells the story of a man that loves the lime-light and the attention that he was getting from the media.
He loved his worked, maybe more then his family at times, and he was very passionate about standing up for his believes and the wrong-doing of those with power towards the ones they could oppress.
It is interesting to watch this media person and how he uses the media and court room like a theater and spins them in his direction.
Given they are neophyte film-makers, this is clearly, amazingly respectable work, though the constant intercession of "oh, we are his daughters and we made this film" in the voiceovers does get tiresome by trail's end. On the flip, the film immensely benefits from the daughters' access to information and materials. Taken in total, obviously a labor of love.
RECOMMENDATION: It's a no-brainer. The further left your politics, the more likely you'll like it. The further right your politics, the more likely you should steer clear.
His daughters provide a fair and balanced view of the man they called father. Recommended for those who lived through these times and for those who are interested in learning about these events that had an impact on our nation's history.