Think way, way back, through endless bits of information and scintillating stories, to February. You may recall that Boise Weekly was all abuzz about the documentary Hot Coffee by Susan Saladoff. The film was shown at the Egyptian Theatre, where the lawyer-turned-filmmaker presented her work and answered questions about so-called "frivolous" lawsuits and tort reform.
The central case in Hot Coffee is the infamous McDonald's lawsuit, in which an elderly woman suffered severe burns after spilling her too-hot beverage. The showing at the Egyptian was well-attended, and audible gasps echoed throughout the theater at various points in the film.
If you missed out on Saladoff's visit, you can get caught up tonight at the Library! at Cole and Ustick. The film will be screened for FREE beginning at 6 p.m., with a moderated discussion to follow.