Clemency

Winner
Grand Jury Prize ~ Dramatic
Sundance Film Festival
This is screen acting of a very rare sort, and 'Clemency' is a vital emotional powerhouse sorely deserving of being seen.

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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.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama, Women and Film, African-American Experience, Justice
Runtime
112
Language
English
Director
Chinonye Chukwu
Cast
Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, Wendell Price, Richard Schiff, Danielle Brooks
Awards:
Winner, Grand Jury Prize ~ Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Gary M. Kramer, Salon.com

Woodard gives an Oscar-worthy performance here, often expressing so much despair without saying a word. There is an incredible moment at a dinner with her husband, Jonathan (Wendell Pierce), where she reacts to one of his many impassioned pleas for them to "be whole again," and Woodard just ...

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