1995. USA. Dir: Tim Robbins. With Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn. 122 min.
A pious but pragmatic nun comforts a convicted killer awaiting execution. Pitch-perfect performances mark an intimate drama that refuses to favor any perspective on the crime, instead becoming a moving testament to the importance of facing the consequences of one’s actions. Guest Speaker: Sister Helen Prejean, upon whose story the film is based. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain.