Watch PENNY: Champion of the Marginalized
to watch on PBS throughout the year - check local listings

30 minutes
For personal use:
DVD available $10.00 (plus shipping & Handling $4.50)
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MEET PENNY COOPER - "Champion of the marginalized": celebrated criminal trial attorney and lesbian, staunch supporter of the arts. Penny has been at the center of profound changes in society from 1940s through the present. Despite facing incredible challenges Penny spins gold from every adverse situation, confronting each head on without ever losing her positive attitude or sense of humor.

Festivals, Screenings, Interviews and Awards

PENNY Screening, Gullkistan, Laugarvatn, Iceland Aug. 28, 4 PM
PENNY Screening, KRCB-TV, June 27, 2016 at 9pm

Official Selection - Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, IA - April, 24-28
Screening - Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee, CA, "We've Come A long Way Baby - or Have We?        Sexism and Sexual Harassment in the Law and the Arts"  Panelists Danielle de Smeth, Kate McGinness, Elvia  Garcia, Catherine Selwyn, Connie Pleney and Elizabeth Sher, March, 2016
Screening - Hastings College of Law, SF, CA, Social Justice Criminal Defense Symposium
         with panelists:  Penny Cooper, Tony Serra, Mary McNamara, Nanci Clarence and others, February

Official Selection - Mill Valley Film Festival, CA WINNER AUDIENCE FAVORITE
Spotlight Short Film Awards - BRONZE AWARD
Official Selection - Depth of Field International Film Festival, WRPN.TV WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY      SHORT
Official Selection - Athens International Film Festival, OH
Official Selection - Intendence Film Festival, CA WINNER BEST AUDIENCE AWARD
Official Selection - Port Townsend Film Festival, WA
Official Selection - Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL
Certificate of Merit - Rochester International Film Festival, NY
Review Transcript Vol 47, the magazine of Berkeley Law School Spring 2015
Marin Magazine, October, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, October 8, 2015 "Short List"
Pacific Sun, Marin County, October 2015

Official Selection - OUTrageous Film Festival, Oct., Santa Barbara, CA
Interview - “Dissecting Docs” Blog Talk Radio Review with Carole Dean and Robert Schwartz
Screening - Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley Law School), Berkeley, CA w/ Q&A Cooper & Sher
Premiere - BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA w/ Q&A Cooper & Sher
1st Place Winner Roy W. Dean Grant for Film Award
2014 Fleishhacker Foundation Grant - for audio post-production