An Evening with Susan Sarandon, featuring Dead Man Walking
- This film played during the 2014 Florida Film Festival
- Directed by: Tim Robbins
- UK/USA, 1995, 122 minutes
- In English
- Rated R
Inspired by the true story of a nun’s relationship with a condemned man, this brilliantly acted, gripping, and provocative examination of crime and capital punishment earned Susan Sarandon the 1995 Oscar® for Best Actress and Sean Penn an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Sister Helen Prejean (Sarandon), a compassionate New Orleans nun, is the spiritual advisor to Matthew Poncelet (Penn), a vicious, angry, and complex murderer awaiting execution. Her dedication is to help others, like Matthew, find salvation. But as she attempts to navigate his dark soul, she encounters a depth of evil that makes her question how far redemption can really go. Can she stave off the fateful day of execution long enough to save Matthew, or will she discover a truth that will rock the very foundation by which she lives her life?
Ms. Sarandon will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.