Sunday, August 2, 2020

Kerry Washington promotes 'The Fight,' a documentary about the ACLU's legal battles with the Trump Administration

Two weeks ago, I wrote about "John Lewis: Good Trouble" for the Sunday entertainment feature. Today, I am featuring another documentary about civil rights and politics, "The Fight," "an inside look at the legal battles that lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are facing during the Trump administration." Watch The Fight - Official Trailer by Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing.

The Fight is an inspiring, emotional insider look at how these important battles are fought and the legal gladiators on the front lines fighting them. Directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres capture the rollercoaster ride of the thrill and defeat in these deeply human battles. When a mother is separated from her child, a soldier is threatened to lose his career, a young woman’s right to choose is imperiled at the pleasure of a government official, and the ability to exercise our basic right to vote is threatened, the consequences can be devastating to us and to future generations. The Fight celebrates the unsung heroes who fiercely work to protect our freedoms.
While I've mentioned the ACLU in passing before and even reported on the organization being nominated for Creative Arts Emmy Awards two years ago, I've never made the ACLU the main subject of one of my posts until now. Time to make up for that omission.

Kerry Washington, the star of "Scandal," is one of the film's producers. She has been busy giving interviews promoting the documentary, including the one that got my attention, Kerry Washington on the ACLU | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO).

Emmy-nominated actor and producer Kerry Washington joins Bill to discuss her work on the ACLU documentary, "The Fight."
Washington's star power should serve the film well when it comes time for awards such as the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards and Academy Awards. It's already won two, a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at the Sundance Festival and Best Documentary at the Miami Film Festival. May those be good omens for the film's award prospects.

Speaking of awards, Good Morning America interviewed Washington in Kerry Washington talks Emmy noms and a ‘Scandal’ reunion – in her PJs. "The Fight" got third billing to the two entertainment events in the title.

Catching up with Washington, who was nominated for four Emmys this year, including one for her role in “Little Fires Everywhere.”
Looks like I'll be busy with the Emmy Awards for the next two months. Stay tuned.

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