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“Sacco-Vanzetti New Materials & New Evidence” with David Rothhauser

When: Sunday, January 7, 2018, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
David Rothauser will read excerpts from his recent historical novel, “The Diary of Sacco and Vanzetti,” and introduce new material about a law that was ignored by the judge and defense counsels in 1927. Had the Right to Allocution been recognized, the outcome of the case could have been very favorable to Sacco and Vanzetti. The Right to Allocution states that a defendant on the day of sentencing has the right to speak about himself/herself as a human being, to introduce character witnesses, new supporting evidence and make a request to the judge to reduce their sentence. That law, still on the books, was ignored and Sacco and Vanzetti went to their deaths with the Right to Allocution.

David Rothauser has worked in all forms of theatre and the media. He began his career as an actor while living in Paris, France. Among his film and television credits are THE LONGEST DAY, KENNEDY and SPENSER: FOR HIRE, Landru (by Claude Chabrol).

As a writer Mr. Rothauser works in all media: stage plays, screen and television scripts, feature articles and film reviews. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts pilot grant for a screenplay about the Sacco-Vanzetti case, received a First Place Massachusetts Artists Fellowship for his stage play, THE FIRST ALL-AMERICAN PRESIDENT and won a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival in NYC as co-producer of A GOOD EXAMPLE; BERTOLT BRECHT AND HUAC. In 1999 he received the Sacco-Vanzetti Award for Social Justice from the Community Church of Boston.

Music by Jon Svetky & Heather Quay

Lunch will be served after the program.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.
Wheelchair accessible. CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street. Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage.

Community Church of Boston is located at 565 Boylston Street, 
2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116.

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