2019. USA. 113 min. English.
Director: Chinonye Chukwu Featuring: Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, Wendell Price, Richard Schiff, Danielle Brooks
Preceded by the short film Slave Cry
Prison warden Bernadine Williams has objectively carried out several executions of death row inmates in a maximum-security prison. The psychological consequences of the job begin to weigh on her after a particular execution goes awry, resulting in serious implications for the prison. Meanwhile, the clock is winding down for death row inmate Anthony, whose conviction is in serious question. As Warden Williams strikes up a unique, emotional bond with Anthony, she is forced to confront the complex and difficult ethical circumstances of her position. This deeply observant feature offers an intense character study that illuminates the internal conflicts of those whose livelihoods are tied to taking human life. Introduction by Deirdre Enright (UVA)
Presented by The Daily Progress
This film is part of the Race in America series presented by James Madison’s Montpelier and supported by Bama Works Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, and the UVA Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Newcomb Hall Theatre