Penny: Champion of the Marginalized

Penny: Champion of the Marginalized

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Pictured: Penny Cooper and her team standing in front of the Supreme Court.

Credit: APT

Penny: Champion of the Marginalized airing Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. on WXXI-TV is a multi-dimensional portrait of Penny Cooper, a celebrated criminal defense attorney, art collector, supporter of female artists, and protector of the underdog.

Cooper's life brims with stories mirroring the profound changes in our country from the 1940s to the present. 

In this revealing documentary, Cooper proves herself quite the raconteur with seemingly unlimited anecdotes. Her stories  are engaging; sometimes funny, and sometimes distressing. The film is a collection of these moments as told by Cooper and the people who have been impacted by her dynamic spirit. The talented lawyer and art enthusiast offers a unique perspective on important social narratives such as criminal justice, the artists and collectors who generate today's global contemporary art market, gender equality, and more.