Capital Punishment

Monday, March 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Chicago Cultural Center - GAR Hall and Rotunda
77 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

The Indie Caucus, along with WTTW, WNET, PBS, POV, Independent Lens, and ITVS, will be in Chicago for the third and final stop in the National Listening Tour for Independent Films on PBS.

Hosted by
Kartemquin Films,
371 Productions,
Chicago Film Office, and
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Make your voice heard on the last stop of the PBS Listening Tour in Chicago. This is your chance to help set the priorities and share ideas around strengthening viewership, distribution, and community engagement of independent film.

It's our final chance to be heard. We need YOU to be there and to speak up. Please rsvp here:

If you are in or around Chicago, please join this important conversation.

Sunday, May 8, 2016 6:45 pm

Scotiabank Theatre 7
259 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON

Hot Docs presents At the Death House Door a moving documentary directed by Steve James. The screening is part of the 2016 Hot Docs Outstanding Career Achievement Award Winner retrospective honoring Steve James, who will be attending the screening.

“For 15 years, Carroll Pickett served as chaplain to 95 death row inmates in Huntsville, Texas. To cope with his role, he kept extensive audio journals about the men he accompanied to their final moments, believing that "no man should die alone without a friend." These recordings provide chilling and emotional insight into an act very few will ever experience. One of the men executed, Carlos De Luna, affected Pickett more than any other. Teaming up with two Chicago Tribune investigative reporters, Pickett turned up evidence that De Luna's conviction and execution may have been a deadly mistake. The details create a compelling case for De Luna's innocence, while the bigger issues around capital punishment and its morality come into focus. As he fights for justice to clear his conscience, the retired chaplain's struggles with faith become a profile of compassion and conversion. ”Alexander Rogalski

To purchase tickets, please visit Hot Docs event page: Tickets

Friday, June 26, 2015 8:00 pm

At the Death House Door will air on Al Jazeera English through June 26 and 29 as part of the channel's "Prison Lives: Inside and Out" special series. Air times GMT: Friday: 2000; Saturday: 12; Sunday: 0100; Monday: 0600. Get more information here.

June 16, 2014 - 11:50am

Young Chicago Authors
Chicago , IL
Screening and discussion about themes from the film and interview techniques
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