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|Screening of Dead Man Walking|
|Date||Wednesday March 25|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek 94596|
|info [at] mtdpc.org|
|Address||55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596|
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 PM
Videos for Peace presents Dead Man Walking (122 min)
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
Join us for a special screening of this Academy Award winning film based on the book of the same name written by Sister Helen Prejean. (Sister Helen will be speaking at the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church on March 30). A fictionalization of her real life experiences counseling inmates of death row, this film tells the story of the relationship that develops between a convicted murderer and the nun sent to help him with his final appeal before execution. As Sister Helen gently but relentlessly holds the mirror up to convicted murderer Matthew Poncelet, over time he comes to realize his own humanity, while she struggles to find a common ground between the rights of the victim and the rights of the accused. Susan Sarandon won Best Actress for her portrayal of Sister Helen, and nominations were given to Sean Penn (for Best Actor as Poncelet) and to director Tim Robbins.
Free (donations accepted) and accessible; free popcorn!