King of Crimes
- April 9, 2019 | 5:30 pm
Tickets: $25/members, $35/non-members, $40 at door
Proceeds to benefit The John Marshall Foundation
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture
428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA, 23220
Parking in rear & at VMFA deck
Join us on the red carpet for the premiere of The King of Crimes, a cinematic stageplay experience. The Aaron Burr treason trial in John Marshall’s court is one of America’s most important chapters. Just three years after the deadly Hamilton duel, President Thomas Jefferson had Aaron Burr charged with treason for plotting to carve out a kingdom for himself from parts of Louisiana and Mexico. The ensuing “trial of the century” in 1807 Richmond, VA, captivated a young nation and left a lasting legacy: when every door seems shut in the face of an American, the one which will always remain open is the door to the courthouse.
5:30 reception; 6:30 screening; 8 p.m. talk back with playwright David L. Robbins and director Michael Duni. Moderated by Kevin C. Walsh, University of Richmond Law Professor.
A production of the John Marshall Foundation in partnership with WCVE-TV, the film is made possible through the generosity of the Virginia S. Reynolds Foundation, the Virginia Film Office, The Universal Leaf Foundation, South State Bank, Cynthia A. Marshall and the late Watson M. Marshall, and Chase Gottwald.
Screening Event co-presented by WCVE-TV, Virginia Museum of History & Culture, and the John Marshall Foundation
5:30 pm — Cocktails begin in VMHC in Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Lobby
6:30 pm– Opening remarks from VMHC president Jamie Bosket, recognition of partners & sponsors
6:45 pm– Screening of King of Crimes in its entirety
8:15 pm — Panel discussion with playwright David L. Robbins and director Michael Duni. Moderated by Kevin C. Walsh, University of Richmond Law Professor