Chinonye Chukwu’s sophomore feature is an enthralling story of Bernadine (Alfre Woodard), a prison warden whose years working on death row takes a psychic toll. After a harrowing botched execution, her growing investment in the next prisoner to be executed encourages her to look more closely at her motivations and relationships and offers a tough-minded inquiry into the morality of capital punishment. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and a 2017 Athena List Winner.
Chinonye Chukwu is a screenwriter and director. Clemency, her second feature film, won a place on the 2017 Athena List. Chukwu has also received the prestigious Princess Grace Award Film Graduate Scholarship and Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship. Her debut feature film, Alaskaland, has screened globally and been released on several digital and video-on-demand platforms.
This film will be screened with Closed Captions.