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Trial By Fire
IFC Center
Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:50 AM
Event Pricing
Admission Adult - $16.00
Admission Child - $13.00
Admission Senior - $13.00

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TRIAL BY FIRE is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O'Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak and a criminal record, is convicted of arson-related triple homicide in 1992.  During his 12 years on death row, Elizabeth Gilbert, an improbable ally, uncovers questionable methods and illogical conclusions in his case, and battles with the state to expose suppressed evidence that could save him.

Official selection: Telluride Film Festival

Film Details
Trailer URL (YouTube or Vimeo):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrq6SOwyr5s
Director:Edward Zwick
Writer:Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay)
David Grann (original New Yorker article)
Editor:Steven Rosenblum
Cinematographer:John Guleserian
Cast:Laura Dern
Jack O'Connell
Emily Meade
Jade Pettyjohn