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- Chinonye Chukwu
- United States
- Black Perspectives, International Competition, Women in Cinema
Alfre Woodard delivers a searing performance as Bernadine Williams, a prison warden who dutifully carries out executions in a maximum-security prison. After a botched procedure, cracks begin to surface in her stoic demeanor, and her growing bond with a doomed inmate pushes Bernadine toward a powerful personal reckoning. In only her second feature and winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, director Chinonye Chukwu crafts an astute character study of a strong-willed woman trying to salvage what remains of her soul.
“A mature star-driven vehicle elevated by a brilliant performance that deserves all the awards it can get.”
Special GuestsScheduled to attend: Director Chinonye Chukwu and Producer Bronwyn Cornelius
International Competition Program Patron
John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation
Friday, October 18, 2019
-   112 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States