Review: A Murder in the Park, 2015, dir. Christopher S. Rech & Brandon Kimber

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“On August 15th, 1982, as the festivities of Chicago’s annual Bud Billiken Day Parade petered out and the city grew quiet under a blanket of seasonal heat, teenagers Marilyn Green and Jerry Hillard were gunned down near a Washington Park swimming pool. Testimony from six eyewitnesses put the spotlight of suspicion on Anthony Porter, whom the police eventually charged for the two murders, plus a handful of ancillary offenses. One perfunctory trial later, Porter found himself on death row awaiting the tender mercies of lethal injection—that is, until 1998, when Northwestern University professor David Protess and his students revisited Porter’s case and wound up getting his sentence overturned.” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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