An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story

Showtimes
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 4:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $10
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS EVENT

Featuring a post-screening Q&A with Exoneree Michael Morton and Prof. Jason Kreag from the James E. Rogers College of Law.

In 1986 Michael Morton’s wife Christine is brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael is convicted of the crime. Locked away in Texas prisons for a quarter century, estranged from his son, he has years to ponder questions of justice and innocence, truth and fate. Though he is virtually invisible to society, the Innocence Project and Michael’s pro bono attorney spend 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.

Director Al Reinert is a two-time Academy Award nominee, as a documentary filmmaker (For All Mankind, which won the documentary Jury and Audience Awards when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1989) and as a screenwriter (Apollo 13). (Dir. by Al Reinert, 2013, USA, 92 mins., Not Rated)

This is a rental of The Loft Cinema presented by The University of Arizona Innocence Project.