In 1999, just hours before his scheduled execution, convicted killer Anthony Porter’s life was saved by a journalism class from Northwestern University, led by renowned Innocence Project pioneer, Professor David Protess. The class seemingly found the real killer, Alstory Simon. Porter was released, becoming the poster boy of the anti-death penalty movement. Because of his case, Illinois eventually abolished the death penalty. The filmmakers present strong evidence that Northwestern’s investigation led to the release of the real killer, and imprisoned an innocent man. In October 2013, due in part to the investigation by the makers of the movie A Murder In The Park, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office reopened this case.
Starring: Dexter Hammett,Kevin Adelstein,Joseph Alex,Denny Castiglione,Jason Patrick,Aswan Harris,Sabrina McPherson,Derick Mayes,Tamicka Scruggs,Tony Murphy,Christina Shaffer,Giorgiana Lascu,Phillia Thomas,Luke Hearty,Sandra Mroczka,Julien Huntley,Alvin J. Frazier II,Jacob Lowe,Brandon Willis,Jonathan London,Tiffany Becton,Javon Moore,Brent Reichert,Robert B. Schneider IV,Kyle Carthens,John Fecek,Kris Leiter,Jared Miller,Theresa Wylie,Freddie Slyman
Directed By: Christopher S. RechBrandon Kimber
Runtime: 91 minutes
Studio: Sundance Selects
MPAA Rating PG