The New Black presents: Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Duration: 160 min

Director: Dan Gilroy. Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo. USA 2017. 129 mins.
Followed by a panel discussion.



Roman J. Israel, Esq. is set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. When he is recruited to join a firm led by one of the legendary man’s former students – the ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) – and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test.




Club and Group screenings

Wed 31st Jan 20.30 TNBFC Preview: A special preview in association with The New Black Film Collective.



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