The People V Leo Frank

In 1913, 13-year-old Mary Phagan was found dead in the basement of the National Pencil Company in Atlanta. The courtroom drama, death sentence and eventual lynching of Jewish plant supervisor Leo Frank remains one of the most complex episodes in American, Southern and Jewish history. Nearly 100 years later, the horrible crime and the national maelstrom which followed continues to captivate. This haunting reenactment weaves an intricate whodunit with compelling themes of racial, religious and regional bias.

86 minutes

Shown at

  1. 15th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  2. 8th Annual Ventura County Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  3. 9th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  4. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  5. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2011

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  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Struggling With Leo Frank’s Lynching a Century Later

    Nothing marks the site a couple of hundred yards away where, on Aug. 17, 1915, a Jewish man named Leo Max Frank — convicted of a murder for which he may have been innocent — was hanged in the best-known, though perhaps not the only, lynching of a Jew in the United States.

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