The powerful new film “Trial by Fire” will be released to select theaters nationwide on Friday, May 17, 2019. It is based on the true story of Texas death row inmate Cameron Todd Willingham and one woman’s fight to exonerate him before he is executed by the state. “Trial by Fire” stars Laura Dern and Jack O’Connell. In Texas, the film will be shown at the following venues on opening weekend:
Other upcoming events around the state:
“On The Row: A Staged Reading of Stories From Arkansas’ Death Row” will take place on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (14115 Hillcrest Road, Dallas).
From May through October 2016, The Prison Story Project was given unprecedented access to the men on Arkansas’ Death Row at Varner Prison. The inmates met with the volunteer team once a month in person on death row to explore writing and storytelling concepts, and followed up by US Mail in between visits. A staged reading of their work – On The Row – was developed and performed for the men on death row on October 8, 2016 and has been touring the US since.
Join the European Union, the Consul of Greece in Houston, and TCADP for a free screening of “Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2” on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium (A350) at the University of Houston-Downtown (One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002). This powerful documentary from filmmaker Florent Vassault features Lindy Lou Isonhood, who served on a capital jury in Mississippi 20 years ago. The jury’s decision to sentence the defendant to death had a profound impact on her. In the film, she attempts to track down other jurors to discuss their experience in the aftermath of the trial. Following the film, we will have a discussion with experts on the front lines of the criminal justice system. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series: http://www.pbs.org/pov/.