Tuesday, March 07, 2006
"Deadline" Viewing and Discussion this Thursday
Join us this Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 PM at the Metro Gallery (64 North Raymond Avenue, Old Pasadena) as our friends at Conscientious Projector lead a (free!) screening and discussion of the film Deadline. The film tells the story of Governor George Ryan of Illinois, a tough-on-crime, pro-death penalty Republican who late 2002, came face to face with a flawed criminal justice system in his state that had sentenced 13 mien to die who were ultimately proven innocent and freed. He responded first with a series of historic hearings, then altered the course of U.S. jurisprudence by granting clemency to every inmate of Illinois' death row. His courageous action has fostered a nationwide campaign for moratoriums on executions that continues today in several states, including California. More info at the film website.