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Clemency

Clemency
Score: 7.75 / 10
Released: January 17, 2020
Director: Chinonye Chukwu
Producer: Bronwyn Cornelius, Julian Cautherley, Peter Wong, Timur Bekbosunov
Studio: Neon
Cast: Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, Danielle Brooks, Michael O'Neill, Richard Gunn, Wendell Pierce, Aldis Hodge
Genre: Drama
Length: 113 minutes

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Clemency Overview

Prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) has been in charge during eleven death row executions, and the stress of carrying them out has taken a great toll on her emotional and physical health. 

As the execution date for another inmate approaches, Bernadine gets to know him. Anthony Woods (Aldis Hodge) is a young African-American man who was convicted of shooting a police officer during a convenience store robbery 15 years earlier. He's a silent man, keeping to himself. He only opens up somewhat during visits from his lawyer, who continues to main Anthony's innocence.

Her interactions with Anthony show a quiet, gentle man. But Bernadine can't listen to her emotions if she's to remain the warden.  

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