2019 – Clemency

Thursday, Aug 6, 2020
Directed by: Chinonye Chukwu
Written by: Chinonye Chukwu
Produced by: Bronwyn Cornelius, Timur Bekbosunov
Production year: 2018
Original release: December 27, 2019 (USA)
Running time: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Other cast: Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff
Misc: IMDB | Amazon | iTunes

Bernadine Williams is a prison warden who, over the years, has been drifting away from her husband while dutifully carrying out executions in a maximum security prison. When she strikes up a unique bond with death-row inmate Anthony Woods, a layer of emotional skin is peeled back, forcing Bernadine to confront the complex-and often contradictory-relationship between good intentions, unrequited desires, and what it means to be sanctioned to kill.