Out of the Ashes Wins Directors Choice Award

Out of the Ashes: 9/11 won the Directors' Choice award at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. The film was presented at the Galaxy Theater Cinema 8 to an enthusiastic audience and was followed by a lively Q & A led by Professor Berger. Prior to the film, SU Law Director of the Annual Fund Michael Sclafani organized a wine tasting attended by former Dean Fredric Tausend and Marilyn Tausend; Professor Emeritus Bill Oltman and his wife Karen; Associate Dean Rick Bird and his wife Laurie; and alumni in the Gig Harbor area.

Out of The Ashes: 9/11 Official Selection Gig Harbor Film Festival

Out of the Ashes: 9/11 will be featured at the Gig Harbor Film Festival.  The Film will be screening at 8:30pm on Friday the 14th. 

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Several Screenings in October

Out of the Ashes: 9/11 will be screening at several law schools in October and will also be featured at the Scheinman Institute of Conflict Resolution in New York.

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Co-Director and Executive Producer, Marilyn Berger, Featured on Legal Talk Network and Lawyer2Lawyer

On Lawyer2Lawyer, attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Leo Boyle from the law firm, Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow and one of the founders of Trial Lawyers Care and Marilyn Berger executive producer, writer and co-director of the film, Out of the Ashes: 9/11, to look back at 9/11, discuss how lawyers got involved after the attacks, the legal issues that remain, the Victim's Compensation Fund and how this tragedy has impacted and shaped the legal system.


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Several Screenings to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary


September 12, 2011
New York County Lawyers' Association

14 Vesey St.
New York, NY 10007
Room 127

September 13, 2011
Quinnipac University School of Law

275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Screening in the Grand Courtroom


September 14, 2011
Yale School of Law

127 Wall St
New Haven, CT 06511
4:00PM 127 Wall St

Politics on Film Festival 2011

Out of the Ashes: 9/11 was chosen to be one of three headliners for the 2011 Politics on Film Festival!

Politics on Film is the nation's first juried film festival with a mission to highlight political film broadly, providing a platform for filmmakers who focus on government, the electoral process, or pressing public policy issues, and establishing an entertaining and educational opportunity for the community. The festival will award prizes in three categories: Audience Favorite, Founders Award and Jury Grand Prize.   

Politics on Filmis a project of the Washington Political Film Foundation and is made possible by an alliance with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), an organization that promotes political discourse and seeks to unite the constructive center in the pursuit of viable policy goals.

The festival runs May 4-8, 2011. Films will be screened at the West End Cinema and the Navy Memorial Auditorium.  A complete screening schedule and program details follow. More information at www.politicsonfilm.com.

West End Cinema is located at | 2301 M Street NW Washington, DC 20037 | 202-419-3456 | info@westendcinema.com


The Making of Out of the Ashes: 9/11

On Lawyer2Lawyer, attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes executive producer, writer and co-director of this documentary, Marilyn J. Berger from the Seattle University School of Law and Debra Brown Steinberg, partner with the firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, to get an in-depth look at the making of the incredibly compelling documentary.  This documentary examines the legal, moral, and ethical ramifications of the Victim Compensation Fund and its impact on the civil justice system.

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Judge finds Ken Feinberg not independent of BP

The administrator of BP Plc's $20 billion (12 billion pounds) fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill is not independent and the oil company must refrain from calling him "neutral," a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

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Out of the Ashes: 9/11 Trailer

We are thrilled to present the first theatrical trailer for Out of the Ashes: 9/11! Check it out here, or click on the link at the bottom of the page.