Clemency

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  113 min.
Release year:  2019

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Cast: Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, Wendell Pierce, LaMonica Garrett, Richard Schiff, Danielle Brooks

Synopsis

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
Producer(s): Julian Cautherley, Peter Wong, Timur Bekbosunov, Bronwyn Cornelius
Screenplay: Chinonye Chukwu

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