Winter First Moon of the New Year
|Incident Date: 5/21/80
Charge: Murder, Robbery
Conviction: Murder, Robbery
|Year of Conviction: 1983
Exoneration Date: 6/19/01
Sentence Served: 18 Years
Real perpetrator found? Not Yet
Just watched Conviction, the Hilary Swank movie about Kenny Waters and his sister who went to law school to prove him innocent. A moving story, well told.
Went on the web to check it out and discovered that Kenny Waters tripped and fell from a 15 foot retaining wall 6 months after being released from prison. He died from head trauma associated with the fall. They did not show this in the movie.
Movies. I just love’em. Have done for a long time. But, never got around to pursuing film with any seriousness. Now, Kate and I are going to have a movie night every Friday. I know, you probably do this already, but we’re just getting around to it now that she’s retired. She picks 2 and I pick 2 each month. My first two are Black Orpheus and The Third Man.
I really want to learn more about film criticism and how movies get made. The Rough Guide to Cinema has a wonderful collection of films and directors, a sort of crash course in four people’s views of cinema classics. Plus I have a book on the Grammar of Film and one on Film Studies. I’m all set.
Throw a little popcorn in the microwave.