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Extraordinary Cinema @ The Historic Theater



The true story of a sister’s unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters’ (two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction, putting herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice (Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pores through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor (Academy Award winner Melissa Leo).
(R, 107mins, US, 2010)

Presented in affiliation with The NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and with special thanks to the NH Civil Liberties Union, The NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Northeast Regional Office of Amnesty International USA, the film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Betty Anne Waters, former NH Attorney General Philip McLaughlin and Richard Miles, a man who was found innocent of murder after having been incarcerated in Texas for 15 years.

Film Matters: Global Issues, Local Resources will bring the same caliber of interactive film experience that you have come to know and love from our Wildcard Movie series, such as with Waiting for Superman followed by a panel of local Education Professionals and Food Inc. followed by a panel of local professionals involved with local food sourcing, slow-food and sustainability. You may still see a Wildcard pop up here and there – the rare, random and relevant one-night-only films without a post-film panel that are too good to let slip by.


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