CHICAGO FILMMAKERS PRESENTS
Saturday, May 15 -- 8:00pm at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)
Too Flawed to Fix: The Illinois Death Penalty Experience
In Person - Filmmakers Jackie Rivet-River & John Lyons, and Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins from Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation
Co-Presented by Chicago Media Action
Too Flawed to Fix (2003, 57 mins., video), by Jackie Rivet-River and John Lyons, is a penetrating and informative investigation into the capital punishment system in Illinois. The documentary chronicles the legal flaws that allowed at least thirteen men to be wrongfully convicted and sentenced to Death Row. An overview of the death penalty in America provides historical context for the faults in Illinois' system that led to a moratorium in the state. Through interviews with several now-exonerated men, criminal justice experts, politicians (including former Governor George Ryan and the late Senator Paul Simon), and religious and community leaders, a chilling portrait emerges of how easy it is for innocent people to become ensnared in an impossible legal situation and how difficult it is to demonstrate one's innocence.
Admission: $7 general; $3 Chicago Filmmakers members
For more information: www.chicagofilmmakers.org or (773) 293-1447
Chicago Filmmakers programs are supported in part by grants from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, A City Arts 3 Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Alphawood Foundation. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
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