An official selection in the prestigious U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, GIDEON’S ARMY was awarded the editing prize at the festival. The film will premiere on HBO summer 2013.
· July 1 at 9:00 pm
· July 7 at 1:05 pm
· July 9 at 4 pm & 12:15 am
· July 13 at 9:45 am
· July 19 at 8:15 am
Representative Reviews Include:
Porter's film is dramatic, unsettling, despairing, and in the end thrilling -- at some point, it grows from a portrait of this country's problems into a celebration of a possible solution. Somewhere, out there, the best of us are fighting.
Foot Soldiers in the Battle for a Fair Shake: Defending the Underclass, in ‘Gideon’s Army’ - NY Times Critic's Choice
“Gideon’s Army” is a bare film with no narrator and a minimal soundtrack. That’s all it needs to grab you by the throat.Gideon's Army: Sundance Review _ Hollywood Reporter
Overall, Gideon’s Army is an eye-opening insight into a judicial hellhole world that ordinary citizens can never imagine. Throughout the unsung heroism of these three warriors in the legal trenches is fittingly stirred.Note - Eight Kentucky public defenders are participants in "Gideon's Promise", the organization highlighted in the film. Several other Kentucky public defenders are part of the faculty.