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Without Precedent: The Supreme Life of Rosalie Abella


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Screening Information

June 6, 7:30 pm
Leah Posluns Theatre

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 2023
Running Time 84 MIN
Language English
Director Barry Avrich

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Acclaimed filmmaker Barry Avrich chronicles the career of Rosalie Abella, the former Supreme Court Justice of Canada, who stood up for many marginalized communities during her long legal career. While Abella speaks candidly as she reflects on her career and marriage to famed historian Irving Abella (who also appears in the film), Without Precedent also features interviews with friends, colleagues and admirers from diverse political and ideological backgrounds, such as Margaret Atwood, Brian Mulroney, Charles Bronfman, Paul Martin, Adam Gopnik and more.

Presentation Details

In-person Guests Director Barry Avrich and Producer Mark Selby

Photo Credit Dave Chan
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Reviews “A fitting tribute for someone who helped shape the nation we know today.” Everything Zoomer

“Abella has dedicated her monumental career to serving many marginalized communities during her years on the bench, and commands respect across the global political spectrum, internationally.” Mr. Will Wong