We're excited to be backing Chinonye Chukwu's award-winning new feature Clemency, released today, which you can rent whilst supporting Eden Court at the same time.
A brilliant, devastating death-row drama
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. 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.
Director Chinonye Chukwu was the first black female director to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival with this blistering drama. The film centres on a masterful performance by Oscar-nominated Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave, Captain America: Civil War), supported by a powerhouse cast that includes Aldis Hodge, Wendell Pierce and Richard Schiff. In his 5-star review for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw hailed 'a towering performance from Woodard, her career masterpiece, and she is first among equals in an outstanding cast'.
The single best performance from this past year
HOW IT WORKS
You can watch Clemency between the 17 July and 23 August by clicking on the below link. Eden Court will receive a percentage of the ticket sales. The ticket price is £9.99 and once activated you will have a 48 hour rental period to watch. The film has the option of captions for those who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing and is also audio described.
Join a special online Q&A this Fri 17 July with writer-director Chinonye Chukwu and cast; Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge and Wendell Pierce from 8.00pm on the Birds’ Eye View Facebook Channel. The Q&A will be co-hosted by Birds’ Eye View director-at-large Mia Bays and Kuba Shand-Baptiste.