The West Hartford Public Library will be presenting a screening of Hot Coffee, an award-winning documentary film on Tuesday, October 23, in the meeting room of the Noah Webster Library. The film was an Official Selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival, and has been featured on HBO over the past year. It is an interesting, thought provoking film about our civil justice system and how it is influenced by big business. Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. It is a film that makes us stop and ask “Is justice being served?” A post-film discussion will be led by Attorney Tim O’Keefe of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.
Additional information about the documentray is available at www.hotcoffeethemovie.com. The film begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. so please arrive a few minutes early; reservations are not necessary but seating is limited. Park in the nearby Isham Garage and bring your ticket for validation for free parking.