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The PGA East Screening Committee Pre-Release Screening + Q&A of…

Fox Searchlight Presents


WEDNESDAY, October 13 at 7:30pm

Followed by a conversation with Producer & Director Tony Goldwyn and Actors Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, and Betty Anne Waters, moderated by Lydia Dean Pilcher

AMC Loews Lincoln Square
1998 Broadway
Btwn 67th & 68th St.

Producers: Andrew Sugerman*, Andrew S. Karsch, Tony Goldwyn
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Starring: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher
Screenplay by: Pamela Gray
*PGA Member

CONVICTION is the inspirational true story of a sister’s unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters’ (two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice (Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pores through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor (Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo), meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny’s arrest. Belief in her brother – and her quest for the truth – pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.

Running Time: 106 minutes
Release Date: October 15, 2010
Rated R for language and some violent images

As a courtesy to Mr. Goldwyn, Ms. Swank, Mr. Rockwell, Ms. Waters and Ms. Pilcher, please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the Q&A.


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