Trial By Fire

127 min. Drama. Rated R.
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Showings

State Theatre - Theatre 2 Fri, May 17 10:15 PM
State Theatre - Theatre 2 Sat, May 18 10:15 PM
State Theatre - Theatre 4 Sun, May 19 11:40 AM
State Theatre - Theatre 2 Mon, May 20 10:15 PM
State Theatre - Theatre 2 Tue, May 21 10:15 PM
State Theatre - Theatre 4 Wed, May 22 10:00 PM
State Theatre - Theatre 2 Thu, May 23 10:15 PM
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Description

Opens Fri. May 17 at the State.

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. Her efforts ultimately fail, and since Willingham's execution, the disturbing question remains: Did Texas execute an innocent man?

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