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Dead Man Walking (1995)

Superbly adapted and directed by Tim Robbins from the nonfiction book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean, this spiritually enlightened drama is too intelligent to traffic in polemics or self-righteous pontifications against the death penalty. But in examining the issue of capital punishment from a humanitarian perspective, the film urges thoughtful reflection on the justifications for legally ending a human life. Although it features a fine supporting cast, the film maintains its sharp focus through flawless lead performances by Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon as the Catholic nun Prejean, and Sean Penn as the death-row killer she struggles to save. The real-life Sister Helen Prejean will be speaking on campus about her life and work on Thursday, December 2 at 7 pm in the Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business.

These events are part of the LSA Theme Semester "What Makes Life Worth Living?" For more details, please visit the website at http://wmlwl.com/
Thursday, 18 November, 2010
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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