Clemency

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In theatres:
  • January 17, 2020
  • January 17, 2020
  • January 17, 2020
Digital/VOD: March 24, 2020
On DVD: March 24, 2020
TV Premiere Date: June 26, 2020 - Crave
Running time: 1h 53m
Genre: Drama

Prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) has been in charge during eleven death row executions, and the stress of carrying them out has taken a great toll on her emotional and physical health. 

As the execution date for another inmate approaches, Bernadine gets to know him. Anthony Woods (Aldis Hodge) is a young African-American man who was convicted of shooting a police officer during a convenience store robbery 15 years earlier. He's a silent man, keeping to himself. He only opens up somewhat during visits from his lawyer, who continues to main Anthony's innocence.

Her interactions with Anthony show a quiet, gentle man. But Bernadine can't listen to her emotions if she's to remain the warden.  

Director: Chinonye Chukwu
Studio: Neon
Producer(s): Bronwyn Cornelius, Julian Cautherley, Peter Wong, Timur Bekbosunov
Cast: Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, Danielle Brooks, Michael O'Neill, Richard Gunn, Wendell Pierce, Aldis Hodge
Writer(s): Chinonye Chukwu
Official Site: clemencythefilm.com

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