Starring Alfre Woodard. A Film by Chinonye Chukwu. Released on December 27, 2019. #Clemency Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
Here is what critics said about the film (Source: IMDb.com):
“Chukwu maintains an impressive command over her material, but Woodard herself becomes the movie’s central storyteller.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“It’s the humanity and compassion invested across all the principal characters that makes this contemplative examination of the terrible weight of taking a life so commanding.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“It’s a sterling piece of American realism, powered by the transfixing spectacle of a great actor at the peak of her powers.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
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