Free screening of film “Conviction” at Coe College March 30

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or

2011-03-15 09:53:09 - General

The Innocence Project of Iowa, the Coe College Political Science Club, and Coe human rights advocates will co-sponsor a screening of the Fox Searchlight feature film "Conviction" on Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Audiovisual Theater at Stewart Memorial Library on the Coe campus. The event is free and open to the public.

"Conviction" chronicles the true story of Betty Anne Waters’ 18-year effort to put herself through college and law school to challenge the wrongful conviction of her older brother, Kenny. Kenny Waters was exonerated in 2001 with assistance from the national Innocence Project after spending more than one-third of his life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

The film, which was recently released on DVD, stars Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. More information is available at or by calling 399-8581.