Sundance Winner ‘Clemency’ Starts this Friday
14 July 2020
Chinonye Chukwu delivers one of the most powerful pieces of American cinema in years with Clemency. Alfre Woodard has never been more engaging than she is as prison warden Bernadine Williams, a veteran of countless executions, for whom the psychological tolls have become an unspeakable burden and the third person in her marriage. Woodard is matched by an intimate performance from Aldis Hodge as the inmate scheduled for execution with whom she begins to form a silent bond, with Wendell Pierce as Williams’ husband and Richard Schiff as the exhausted lawyer both inhabiting their characters with a profound sense of futility and hope.
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Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in her marriage grows. Memories of a recently botched execution plague her daily. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.