Opening Friday, April 8th, at 6PM
THE STATE OF TEXAS VS MELISSA
(Sabrina van Tassel, 2020, 98 min, DCP)
As a death row inmate in Texas sentenced to be executed in less than 40 days, Melissa Lucio awaits her final appeal. Her story, captured by Sabrina van Tassel in the award-winning documentary, The State of Texas vs. Melissa, is a heart-wrenching and urgent example of justice rendered incorrectly. The film appears courtesy of FilmRise.
Join us for a screening, introduced by Jennifer Lackey (Director of the Northwestern Prison Education Program), followed by a Zoom conversation with a member of Lucio’s family to learn more about Lucio’s case and support the campaign behind her appeal.
Presented with the Prison Education Program and Undergraduate Prison Education Partnership at Northwestern University. The film appears courtesy of FilmRise.
FREE & OPEN TO ALL