Thursday, February 9, 2012

What do you know about McDonald's "Hot Coffee" case?

This in from Percolator Films, presenters of REELTIME...

Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s hot coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts?

Susan Saladoff's HOT COFFEE (2011, 86 min.) reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the 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. In HOT COFFEE, lawyer-turned-filmmaker Susan Saladoff closely looks at this and three other cases that illustrate the current threats to the legal rights of everyday citizens.

Cast includes Al Franken, John Grisham and others with insights on U.S. legal system.

The public is invited to a screening of HOT COFFEE.

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 7 p.m.

Where:  Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue  Evanston, IL

Cost: FREE to the public

Questions: Contact 847-371-2804 or

Post-screening discussion facilitated by attorney Abbey Fishman Romanek.

This event is presented in collaboration with North Shore LAW and Kring Lerner Group.

The free REELTIME series is a program of Percolator Films, Evanston's non-profit film arts organization that also organizes the annual Talking Pictures Festival
Karen here: I first heard about this movie in October 2011 when Susan Saladoff appeared on the Colbert Report...and held her own. You can see how that went here.

Note: Kring Lerner Group is the sponsor of this blog. Advocates for Abbey Fishman Romanek for Judge is a client of Kring Lerner Group.