Four Games In Fall - A Film Screening With Panel Discussion

Event Start:
09/17/2019 5:00 PM
Event End:
09/17/2019 7:30 PM

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, Boston, MA
Program Fee: This program is free to attend but reservations are required. Reception to follow.

This award-winning film explores the highly topical issues of media manipulation, science for hire, and perversion of the legal system…all through the lens of the Deflategate scandal.

Through interviews with attorneys, journalists, professors, and fans, FOUR GAMES IN FALL examines how accusations of deflated footballs became a national obsession. We go beyond the football to show that the tactics used by the NFL in this scandal are not unique, but are frequently replicated to manipulate public opinion, influence government regulation, muddy the waters around science, and unfairly impact the outcome of court cases.

Featuring interviews with NFLPA spokesperson George Atallah, New York Law School Professor Robert Blecker, Patriots Attorney Daniel L. Goldberg, MIT Professor John J. Leonard, Sports Illustrated Legal Analyst and UNH Law School Associate Dean Michael McCann, former ESPN reporter Jane McManus, Jim Morris, Editor of Pulitzer-Prize winning Center for Public Integrity, Attorney Jonathan Ruckdeschel, Author and Barstool Sports writer Jerry Thornton, and Suffolk University Professor Andrew E. Wilson

Post Screening Panel:
   • Julie Marron, Writer and Director, Four Games In Fall
   • Dr. Andrew E. Wilson, Marketing Professor, Suffolk University
   • Dr. John L. Leonard, Measurement Professor, M.I.T
   • Jerry Thornton, Author and Media Personality
   • Daniel L. Goldberg, Patriots Attorney, Morgan Lewis

This program is made possible through the generosity of the
Edgar J. Bellefontaine Charitable Fund

The views expressed are those of guest speakers and not necessarily of the Library or the Bellefontaine Charitable Fund. Registrants for this program acknowledge that during the program their photographic or videographic images may be incidentally taken; registrants agree that the submission of their registrations for this program constitutes their written consent to the Social Law Library’s use of any such image in print and online materials solely for promotion of the Library’s noncommercial CLE seminars and other educational events and activities. Contact Michael Saporito at 617-226-1343 or by email at

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