Over the past several weeks, we have talked about and promoted the new movie Conviction. We are very excited about this movie, because it is a powerful story of wrongful conviction, DNA testing, the exoneration of an innocent man and the devastating impact that it has on people’s lives, and because the story is being told on the “big screen”.
The movie Conviction opens in most locations this weekend. We want to encourage everyone to see the movie and to remember that it is based on a true story. In an interview with Larry King on CNN, Betty Anne Waters said that everything in the movie truly happened – that there really wasn’t any “artistic license” taken in the making of the movie.
For folks in Tallahassee, please join us on Thursday, November 4th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a reception at the Hotel Duval before seeing the movie at 7:30 p.m. at the Miracle 5. The reception will be attended by two exonerees, Alan Crotzer and Orlando Boquete. These two men spent years locked away from their families for crimes they didn’t commit and were later exonerated through DNA testing. Tickets for the reception and movie are $25 per person and can be purchased on-line.
Please join us in the continuing discussion of wrongful conviction.