Come see the New York premiere of An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story. The film is part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
In 1986, Michael Morton’s wife Christine was brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael was convicted of the crime. Locked away in Texas prisons for a quarter century, he had years to ponder questions of justice and innocence, truth and fate. Though he was virtually invisible to society, a team of dedicated attorneys spent years fighting for the right to test DNA evidence found at the murder scene. Their discoveries ultimately reveal that the price of a wrongful conviction goes well beyond one man’s loss of freedom.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Al Reinert and the film’s subject.
IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY