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TRIAL BY FIRE Q&A with Ed Zwick

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Prolific Director and Producer Ed Zwick (GLORY, LEGENDS OF THE FALL, LAST SAMURAI) stopped by our sister theater, the Angelika, to discuss about his new film TRIAL BY FIRE.

Based on a true story of Cameron Todd Willingham, played by Jeremy Davies, the film centers on a poor, uneducated man from a small Texas town who is convicted of a triple homicide in 1992. Sitting on death row for 12 years, his life is changed when he meets Elizabeth Gilbert, brilliantly portrayed by actress Laura Dern.

Zwick discusses how he discovered the story by journalist David Grann, and the tireless amount of research that went into creating and accurate portrayal of this harrowing story of this haunting injustice. Using unprecedented access to the real people involved in the story, Zwick was able to craft a film that feels authentic and shows how one person, one voice, can truly make a difference.

View the full Q&A here: 

TRIAL BY FIRE is now playing at Kahala Theatres.