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Sarah Lim
Apr 06

TRUE CONVICTION: Screening and Panel Discussion


Date April 6, 2018
Time 7 PM - 9 PM


NPR’s Studio One
1111 North Capitol St NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Event Description

Join us at NPR Studio 1 for the screening discussion of TRUE CONVICTION, a documentary film by Jamie Meltzer. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Director Jamie Meltzer, exoneree Christopher Scott and NPR’s Michael May, a producer of the film.

This event is free and open to the public. A reserved ticket is required and seating is first come, first served.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Film starts at 7:00pm

Discussion 8:30-9:00pm

About True Conviction

After serving a combined sixty years in prison for crimes they did not commit, Texas exonerees Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey and Steven Phillips form the unlikeliest of investigative teams helping wrongfully convicted prisoners obtain freedom like they did, through the emergence of DNA evidence or new information. In Jamie Meltzer's hardboiled yet rousing documentary TRUE CONVICTION, brotherly bonds are formed out of life or death circumstances in a state that executes more inmates than any other.

Through their steadfast fieldwork, these Dallas detectives transform decades of hard time into a new career helping others. TRUE CONVICTION follows the team as they try to free Max Soffar, a Death Row inmate of 35 years who was forced into a triple murder confession in Houston when he was a young man, and Isaiah Hill, sentenced to life in prison on aggravated assault charges after refusing a plea bargain. The trio logs in hundreds of miles digging up fresh evidence on behalf of their incarcerated clients. Through tenacity, hope and determination, these freedom fighters work together to rebuild broken lives and families as they campaign to fix the criminal justice system.

Media interested in attending may request press materials and tickets by emailing Mary Lugo at lugo@negia.net.
TRUE CONVICTION premieres on the PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS on Monday, April 30 at 10PM (check local listings). For more information, visit: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/true-conviction/

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