First, a word about Lou Reed and the special screening here of his first film, the 27 minute "Red Shirley," a documentary about his100-year-old relative of the title who came to New York from Poland via Canada at the age of 19, worked in the garment district, became a firebrand union leader, had her family back in Poland wiped out during the Holocaust, marched on Washington with Martin Luther King in the 60s -- in short, a wonderful person whose life is essentially a microcosm of a crucial part of 20th century history.
Maybe Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan would have had more
faith in the justice system and been less likely to go off on vigilante
tangents if he was busting crime in these days of DNA and other CSI technology.
Just ask Amy Brodeur, assistant director of the Biomedical Forensic Sciences
Masters Program at Boston University School of Medicine, as she screens and
discusses Don Siegel's Dirty Harry (1971), the first outing for the legendary