Mississippi Innocence screened last weekend at The Crossroads Film Festival in Jackson, Mississippi. On Friday night Levon Brooks was present to receive the “Transformative Award”, an award envisioned by former Crossroads Festival board member, Deborah Wright, that is given to the film “that has the ability to transform opinions, lives, and ultimately, history.”
Mississippi Innocence will screen tonight at the Crossroads Film Festival at the Malco Grandview in Madison, Mississippi. The screening is at 6:50pm and tickets are available at the box office. Please click here for directions.
Special Guest, Levon Brooks, filmaker, Joe York, and Producers Tucker Carrington and Andy Harper will all be at the screening for a Q & A following the film.
Below is The Clarion-Ledger review of the film.
Documentary tonight shows wrongful convictions do happen
by: Jerry Mitchell
Skeptical that wrongful convictions ever take place? Then watch Mississippi Innocence.
John GrishamThe documentary can be seen at 6:50 p.m. today (Friday, April 1) at the Crossroads Film Festival at the Malco Grandview in Madison, Miss.
John Grisham recently gave his opinion on the case.
“Every story of a wrongful conviction and exoneration, from a storytelling point of view, is incredible,” said Grisham, whose nonfiction book, The Innocent Man, details a man’s wrongful conviction in Oklahoma. “They’re great stories. They’re tragic. They’re sad. If we’re lucky, there’s a happy ending; the guy gets out of prison. They’re all fantastic stories. But the one in Noxubee County, Mississippi, has got to be one of the best.”
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SCREENINGS AT CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL:
Friday, April 1, 2011 6:50PM
SCREENINGS AT OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL:
Friday, February 11, 2011 5:30PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, February 13, 2011 2:00PM