November News, Reviews & Screenings for PENNY

Meet Penny Cooper – trailblazer, celebrated criminal defense trial attorney, art collector, philanthropist and all around “fabulous” (her favorite word) trailbrazing woman.   30 minute documentary by Elizabeth Sher


PENNY reviewed in CineSource ! excepts here CLICK HERE for full review.

Penny: Champion of the Marginalized.  Produced and directed by San francisco Bay filmmaker and artist Elizabeth Sher "PENNY" is a documentary biography of celebrated trail attorney Penny Cooper.  In the films 30 minutes Sher provides and outline of Cooper's life and reveals both her struggles and triumphs....Cooper survived and thrived using her intellect, wit, strong sense of humor - and , in my opinion, her spirit...Sher's film is fun, fascinating, and (with) Cooper's sense of humor, thoroughly entertaining.  Don Schwartz


penny posterUpcoming Screening November 6, 4:30-6 PM, 110 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, CA followed by Q&A with Penny Cooper and Elizabeth Sher.   Co-sponsored by Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law,  Boalt Hall Women's Association, Board of Advocates, Queer Causuc, Women of Color Collective, Youth Defender Clinic, Post-Conviction Assistance Project, First Generation Professions.   Looking forward to a lively discussion!




BAM/PFA ScreeningUpcoming Screening November 9 - 11:15 AM, OUTrageous Film Festival, UCSB Multicultural Center, Santa Barbara, CA.  Panel following the screening with Elizabeth Sher in person.  There's even breakfast first!  PENNY is an official selection.  So if you're in the neighborhood or have friends who are tell em to c'mon down.



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PENNY reviewed on BlogTalk Radio. Listen here. Excerpts from the Show:

"Elizabeth Sher is an amazing visual artist and PENNY is extremely well edited.  The film is like a good book, it's a page turner!  You are glued to it.   She creates a strong connection between Penny Cooper and the audience in the first 2 minutes.  Keep watching thorugh the credits roll or you will miss another great story while they roll."   Carole Dean, From the Heart Productions"

"Penny Cooper's strong sense of humor reminds me of the late Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas".   Don Schwartz, author Telling Their Own Stories: Conversations with Documentary Filmmakers

DVDs and Posters for sale! Only $10 (plus shipping) in our website store, the PENNY Store.

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