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Screening at Hot Springs Film Festival!

“Mississippi Innocence” has been accepted into the Hot Springs (AR)
Film Festival. HSDFF is one of the largest and most venerable
documentary film festivals in the world. The screening committee views
nearly 1,000 films submitted from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and selects
100 to be viewed each year. The 2011 Film Festival will be held
October 14 through 23, at the Historic Malco Theatre, 819 Central
Avenue, in downtown Hot Springs.

Since its inception, more than 400,000 people have participated in the
Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute’s educational, cultural
activities and special programs. Emphasis is on documentary film as an
art form as well as a means to promote critical thinking on real life
issues. Through symposia, forums, discussion groups, and teaching,
HSDFI brings cultural and social knowledge to all ages from the gifted
work of film professionals.

More information, including schedules and tickets, may be found at the
Festival’s website: http://www.hsdfi.org/

“Mississippi Innocence” will screen twice:

Mon. Oct. 17, 6:10PM (Malco 1)

Sat. Oct. 22, 3:00PM (Malco 2)

For more information about the film, please visit
www.mississippiinnocencefilm.com


Screening at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

The University of Mississippi Media and Documentary Projects and the Mississippi Innocence Project announce the screening of their documentary film Mississippi Innocence, at The Newseum in Washington, D.C., October 3, 2011.

The screening will take place at The Newseum’s Annenberg Theater. Prior to the screening there will be a panel discussion moderated by Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine — and including Judge Harry T. Edwards, American University’s Washington College of Law Professor Angela Davis, MIP’s President of the Board, John Grisham; and Producers: Joe York and Tucker Carrington.  The University of Mississippi is hosting a reception in The Newseum foyer after.  This is a free event, however there is now a waiting list for tickets.  Please email mpetrozza@newseum.org if  you are interested in attending.


“Mississippi Innocence” to screen at the Newseum in D.C. on October 3, 2011

The University of Mississippi Media and Documentary Projects and the Mississippi Innocence Project announce the screening of their documentary film Mississippi Innocence, at The Newseum in Washington, D.C., October 3, 2011.

The screening will take place at The Newseum’s Annenberg Theater. Prior to the screening there will be a panel discussion moderated by Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine — and including Judge Harry Edwards, American University’s Washington College of Law Professor Angela Davis, Producers: Joe York and Tucker Carrington, and others.  The University of Mississippi is hosting a reception in The Newseum foyer after.  This is a free event, however there are limited tickets.  Please email carol@ms-ip.org if  you are interested in attending.


Mississippi Innocence Awarded $10,000 from Fledgling Fund

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Media and Documentary Projects, the School of Law and the Mississippi Innocence Project are pleased to announce the award of a $10,000 grant from The Fledgling Fund. Proceeds from the grant will develop curricula that complement Mississippi Innocence, an award-winning documentary about the wrongful convictions of two Noxubee County, Mississippi, men who spent more than thirty years in prison for crimes that they did not commit.
The two men were freed from prison in 2008 through the work of several lawyers, including student attorneys at the Mississippi Innocence Project. In particular, the curricula will harness the power of these two extraordinary innocence narratives so that viewers of the film will not only be exposed to these tragedies but refuse to countenance similar failures of justice in the future. The film was directed and produced by The University of Mississippi’s Center of Media and Documentary Projects and the Mississippi Innocence Project. The Fledgling Fund’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, families and communities by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems.

SCREENING OF MISSISSIPPI INNOCENCE TONIGHT!

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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