Screening: "After Innocence" + Q&A with producer Marc Simon

Date: 
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Revolution Books, 146 W. 26th Street
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Screening of the film “After Innocence”
+ Q&A with producer Marc Simon
+ other guests TBA

AFTER INNOCENCE tells the dramatic story of the exonerated -- innocent people wrongfully imprisoned for decades and then released after DNA evidence proved their innocence. The film focuses on seven men and their efforts to rebuild their lives after being thrust back into society with little or no support from the system that put them behind bars. While the public views exonerations as success stories - wrongs that have been righted - AFTER INNOCENCE shows that the human toll of wrongful imprisonment can last far longer than the sentences served. The film also features Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, founders of the Innocence Project which has helped to exonerate the more than l50 people freed through the use of DNA testing in the last decade.

Q&A afterwards with Marc Simon, one of the film’s producers. Other guests TBA. Marc Simon attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and worked at the Innocence Project.

"A powerfully affecting documentary...Raising awareness as it raises questions...a complex and deeply troubling portrait of crime and punishment in America."
-- Scott Foundas, VARIETY

Winner -- 2005 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize

$10 suggested donation for film, Q+A, popcorn, wine.