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“Trial by fire,” or when the Texas penal system is put under the microscope for negligence

Produced by Allyn Stewart, Kipp Nelson, Edward Zwick and Alex Soros
Jack O’Connell, Laura Dern and Emily Meade
Directed by Edward Zwick

“Trial by Fire” is the true story of the unlikely bond that developped between a death row inmate (Jack O'Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, although she faced great odds, fought hard for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak and a criminal record, was convicted of arson-related triple homicide in 1992. During ... more >