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Win Chadwick Boseman's Marshall on DVD


IN 1940, long before he sat on the US Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) is a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP.

Marshall explores one his greatest challenges in those early days: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.

While most of Marshall’s work is in the south, the Spell case lands him in the wealthy white enclaves of Connecticut, where racism is never far from the surface. Angry picketers and tabloid headlines scream for Spell’s conviction as black servants are fired by their fearful white employers.

Marshall’s attempt to fight for his client is stymied by Judge Colin Foster (James Cromwell), who allows him to attend the trial, but not speak. This leaves the defense in the shaky hands of Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad), who has no interest in trying this case.

Local prosecutor Lorin Willis (Dan Stevens) senses an easy victory. Marshall and Friedman struggle against fear and prejudice – and each other – as they unravel the twisted tale to its shocking conclusion, with their client’s life hanging in the balance.

Largely forgotten by history, The State of Connecticut v. Joseph Spell helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come, and informed the legal doctrine of one of America’s greatest jurists.

Directed by Reginald Hudlin, the key cast includes Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther), Josh Gad (The Wedding Ringer, Murder On The Orient Express), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Bride Wars) and Dan Stevens (Beauty & The Beast, TV’s Downton Abbey).

Marshall is rated 15 and has a running time of approximately 1 hour 58 minutes.

Win Chadwick Boseman’s Marshall on DVD

To celebrate the release of Marshall, starring Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman, on DVD on Monday, February 26, 2018, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

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