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November 1, 2005

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Allyson Childs, UT Law, Director of Student Programs, (512) 232-1134.

Professors Owen and Sharlot Lead Discussion of Film at UT Law-Court TV's Film Festival, Nov. 1

What: Screening and discussion of Court TV's The Exonerated
Who: The event is free and the UT community is invited.
When: Tues., Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
Where: UT Law School, Sheffield Room (Townes Hall Room 2.111)
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AUSTIN, Texas—UT Law's Department of Student Life will host the second film screening in association with Court TV on Tues., Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Law School's Sheffield Room.

After the film, UT Law professor Rob Owen, who directs the Capital Punishment Clinic, and UT Law professor Michael Sharlot, former dean of UT Law, will host a discussion of the film. Refreshments will be provided.

The film is the cinematic adaptation of the award-winning Broadway play that tells the stories of six innocent death row inmates who, in the face of new evidence, are exonerated. The Exonerated stars Brian Dennehy, Susan Sarandon, Aidan Quinn, and Danny Glover.

The UT Law-Court TV film festival kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 30 with Court TV anchor Jack Ford introducing the screening of The Interrogation of Michael Crowe. UT Law professor Bill Allison led the discussion following the screening of the award-winning film that chronicles the true story of a 14-year-old boy who was coerced into falsely confessing to murder.