Rough Cuts

Wednesday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.

Crime After Crime

Directed by Yoav Potash

Wednesday, July 21, 7:30 pm

Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided                

$7 admission or free with Lab membership 

Hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Bi-Rite Market                                                                                                    
Sparkling red and white wine courtesy of Oliver McCrum Wines

Crime After Crime tells the dramatic story of Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. Two decades after she was first incarcerated, two rookie attorneys with no background in criminal law step forward to take her case, and Peagler begins to hope that she may enjoy freedom again.

Filming in and out of prison for over five years, with exclusive access to Peagler and her attorneys, Yoav Potash powerfully documents a story of a relentless quest for justice.

Moderator - Christie Herring

Christie Herring is an award-winning independent documentary director with a strong interest in social justice topics and the human stories behind them. Herring has worked as a producer, shooter, and editor on films for PBS, National Geographic, MTV/LOGO, A&E, and the History Channel, as well as nonprofit clients including SFMOMA, UC Berkeley, Breakthrough Collaborative, and the Mississippi Center for Justice. Her current film, THE CAMPAIGN, tells the inside story of the fight against Proposition 8, the CA Amendment banning gay marriage. 

To attend, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before noon on Wednesday, July 21st 

  Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced every other month at the Lab, a non-profit gallery/performance space in the Mission. For each evening, we screen one rough cut of a feature-length documentary and then moderate a conversation about the film. These post-screening discussions are designed to give the filmmaker a better, more objective sense of what is working and not working with his/her film, with particular attention paid to improving the film’s structure and narrative clarity. We hope that the series also provides a welcome space for local filmmakers, film professionals, and fans of documentary film to meet and talk.

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