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Goodson Acquittal; Ephemeral Film Festival

Jun 23, 2016

Officer Caesar Goodson arriving at court earlier this week
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

At the top of the hour: This morning Judge Barry Williams delivered the verdict in the trial of Officer Cesar Goodson, the van driver charged in the death of Freddie Gray. He was found not guilty on all six counts. We  talk about the judge's reasoning and what this means for Goodson. WYPR reporter Kenny Burns and defense attorney Warren Brown are in-studio to discuss.

Then, what do a 1950's peepshow, promo footage from Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave, and a home movie of a barbecue in Maine have in common? They’re all part of an unusual film festival coming to Baltimore this weekend. We’ll talk about the value of “ephemeral” cinema. Our guests: Rick Prelinger, founder of the Prelinger Archives, and Dwight Swanson, founding member of the Center for Home Movies and organizer of "Cinema Ephemera: The Festival of Useful Film".