‘Kids for Cash’ director, courtroom artist to appear at Dietrich Theater’s Spring Film Festival


First Posted: 3/27/2014

Robert May, director and producer of the telling documentary, “Kids for Cash,” is scheduled to take part in a question and answer session following the 7:30 p.m. showing of his movie at the Dietrich Theater’s Spring Film Festival on Monday, April 7.

“Kids for Cash,” which focuses on the notorious Wilkes-Barre judicial scandal that rocked the nation, is about a small town celebrated and charismatic judge hell-bent on keeping kids in line, until one parent questioned the motives behind his brand of justice. The documentary reveals the untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal and the aftermath of lives destroyed in the process.

“We’re really thrilled to have Robert May here on April 7,” Dietrich Theater Executive Director Jennifer Jenkins said.

Ted Michalowski, the courtroom artist for both Judge Michael Conahan and Judge Mark A. Ciaverella’s trial for CBS and The Times Leader, will also be in attendance.

Michalowski, whose illustrations also appear in the movie, will participate in the post-showing discussion, sharing with the audience what goes into the journalistic drawings and the stories that accompany them. The illustrations are also on exhibit during the film festival, which runs through April 10. The exhibit may be viewed during scheduled movie times or by appointment.

For more information about the Dietrich Theater’s Spring 2014 Film Festival, call 570-996-1500.

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