SCIENCE ON SCREEN
REAL FORENSICS: WHAT BODIES TELL US

DAVID & ME

PRESENTED BY  FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST DR. JUDY MELINEK
MONDAY,MARCH 16  •  7:00

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Winner Best Feature Documentary, Inspiration Film Fest

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Forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek will discuss her work in conjunction with a screening of the new documentary David & Me, directed by Ray Klonsky and Marc Lamy. The film centers on David McCallum, a convicted murderer who has spent 29 years in prison, and Ray Klonsky, a young man who joins a dedicated team of lawyers and activists convinced of David’s innocence and who search for new evidence that will exonerate him.

Program approximately 2 hours.

DR. JUDY MELINEK

Judy Melinek, M.D. is an associate clinical professor at UCSF Medical Center and a forensic pathologist at the Alameda County Coroner’s Office. She received training at Harvard, UCLA and the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the latter work is the subject of her bestselling memoir, Working Stiff, written with T.J. Mitchell. She has been consulted as a forensic expert in high-profile legal cases, as well as for TV’s  E.R. and Mythbusters. She has a special interest in the use of forensic science in wrongful conviction cases. She will follow her talk with a book-signing.

This presentation is part of Science on Screen, a series pairing film screenings with lively scientific discussions. The series is made possible by a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Co-Presented by the Northern California Innocence Project

The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) is a non-profit clinical program of Santa Clara University School of Law whose mission is to promote a fare, effective and compassionate criminal justice system and protect the rights of the innocent.

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ADMISSION FOR THIS PROGRAM: $12  (CFI MEMBERS $8)

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