Entries tagged with “Clemency, The Film

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Aug 07, 2020

Capital Punishment and the Arts: Clemency Lead Actress and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Discuss Justice and the Death Penalty

The death penal­ty is a los­ing sit­u­a­tion for every­body,” actress and Clemency star Alfre Woodard said in a recent Screen Actors Guild — American Federation of Television and Radio Artists inter­net forum. It does not bring back the per­son who has been tak­en vio­lent­ly. It doesn’t. It destroys lives.”

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Nov 26, 2019

Death-Penalty Roles Inspire Actors to Take Stands for Social Justice, Against Death Penalty

Popular cul­ture has the poten­tial to change social atti­tudes, and actors in two eager­ly antic­i­pat­ed movies focus­ing on the death penal­ty are hop­ing that their films will do just that. In recent inter­views about their roles in the dra­mas Just Mercy and Clemency, actors Jamie Foxx, Alfre Woodard, and Aldis Hodge dis­cuss how those films inspired them to open up about their past and affect­ed their views on cap­i­tal punishment.