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Presented by Dave Atwood
The Event Program
- Movie presentation of Incendiary
In 1991, Cameron Todd Willingham’s three daughters died in a Corsicana, Texas house fire. Tried and convicted for their arson murders, Willingham was executed in February 2004 despite overwhelming expert criticism of the prosecution’s arson evidence. Today, Willingham's name has become a call for reform in the field of forensics and a rallying cry for the anti-death penalty movement; yet he remains an indisputable "monster" in the eyes of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ignored the science that could have saved Willingham’s life. Equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama, INCENDIARY documents the haunted legacy of a prosecution built on “folklore.”
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"Please join the Houston Peace & Justice Center (HPJC) for a special screening of this film at the Regal Greenway Grand Palace Stadium on Wednesday, February 1st at 8 PM. Stick around afterwards for a discussion after the film to discuss the most recent developments in the Willingham case.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama, INCENDIARY: The Willingham Case has captivated theatrical audiences this fall. Winner of the 2011 Louis Black Award at SXSW Film, and selected to play as a 2011 Sterling US Feature at the American Film Institute/Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Festival 2011, INCENDIARY has been called “one of the most timely movies of the year…nonfiction filmmaking at its most classic. Crime, punishment, morality and hardball politics make for an explosive narrative mix all their own.” (Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post)