September 30th, 2010
This week, NEIP and Fox Searchlight hosted an advanced, pre-screening of Conviction, a major motion picture about the life of Betty Anne Waters and her brother, Kenny. Conviction chronicles Betty Anne’s journey to proving Kenny’s innocence after he is incarcerated for a murder he did not commit.
Tony Goldwyn, the director of the film, was joined by Sam Rockwell (who plays Kenny) and Betty Anne Waters. After the screening, they answered questions from the audience. The event was mediated by Scott Feinberg, a prominent film and Oscar blogger. Click here to see Scott’s summary of the event, including videos of the Q&A following the film.
Two exonerees attended the event and spoke during the Q&A. Dennis Maher, a NEIP exoneree was in attendance, along with Fernando Bermudez, who was exonerated by the Innocence Project in New York.
The movie opens in theaters nationwide on October 15th. Click here to view the trailer!