In conversation with Prof. Alan Marcus (Film) and Prof. Peter Duff (Law)
5:30pm, Tuesday 12th November 2013
Belmont Picturehouse Cinema, Aberdeen
From 'Acts of God', as featured in Billy Connelly's The Man Who Sued God (2001), to corporate polluters and 'toxic torts' in John Travolta's A Civil Action (1998), leading QC, Simon Di Rollo, returns to the Director's Cut to cross-examine hit movies that focus on the law.
One of Scotland's most high profile court practitioners, Simon Di Rollo has argued a number of important cases before the Court of Session, the Sheriff Court, the High Court of Justiciary and General Medical Council tribunals. Di Rollo has also represented three leading cases involving the European Convention on Human Rights in the House of Lords.
Simon Di Rollo will be in conversation with Prof. Alan Marcus from the University of Aberdeen's Film Dept, and Prof. Peter Duff from the University's Law School. This event will be held at the Belmont Picturehouse Cinema as part of our Masterclass community outreach programme in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen's Law School. A reception will be held afterwards in the Belmont Cinema's downstairs cafe. Though the event is free, seating is limited, so please reserve your place by booking your place on-line, emailing our events team: firstname.lastname@example.org, or obtaining your ticket via the Belmont.
- Simon Di Rollo QC biography
- The Man Who Sued God (Joffe, 2001)
- What Constitutes an Act of God? article
- The Insider (Mann, 1999) trailer
- The Man Who Knew Too Much article
- How Wikileaks Became a Whistleblowers' Haven article
- Legally Blonde (Luketic, 2001)
- Legally Blonde clip
- The Aberdeen Law Project
- Aberdeen Law School
- The Wrong Man (Hitchcock, 1956)
- A Case of Identity article, background to The Wrong Man
- Mistaken Identity article