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A death row prison warden (Alfre Woodard) grapples with the psychological fallout of her job following years of executions, in Chinonye Chukwu's Sundance Grand Jury Prize–winning drama.

Acclaimed as a "brilliant" and "heartbreaking" performance, Alfre Woodard's work in Clemency was a key part of why the film won a Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Under the skilled guidance of writer-director Chinonye Chukwu, Woodard provides a layered, nuanced portrait of a beleaguered prison warden that is best seen on the big screen.


Critical Notes

"A mature star-driven vehicle elevated by a brilliant performance that deserves all the awards it can get." - Eric Kohn, indieWire


Film Information

Director: Chinonye Chukwu
Cast:: Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, Aldis Hodge, Wendell Pierce, Richard Gunn, Danielle Brooks 
Year: 2019
Runtime: 113 minute 
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: MK2 Mile End
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR



DateCircuit CentreLocation
March 30, 2020Sylvan Lake Film Society
Landmark Cinema
Sylvan Lake, AB

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