Gary Tyler, "Cast the First Stone"
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Film Screening: Gary Tyler, "Cast the First Stone”
Thursday, October 6 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Loyola Law School, Burns Lounge
As a part of Innocence Day, the Loyola Project for Innocence invites you to a special showing of “Cast the First Stone.”
Gary Tyler was convicted and sentenced to death by an all‐white jury when he was 17 years old—the youngest person on death row. Tyler served 41 years in Angola State Prison in Louisiana for a crime he did not commit. He was recently released on April 29, 2016, after the district attorney's office agreed to vacate his murder conviction.
Cast The First Stone features Gary Tyler in his role as President of the Angola Drama Club. Directed by Emmy Award‐winning and two‐time Academy Award® nominated documentary filmmaker Jonathan Stack, the film takes us deep inside Louisiana’s Angola Prison and Correctional Institution for Women, where 75 inmates come together to perform the largest prison production of The Passion Play ever.
The film will run for one hour followed by a Q&A session at the end.
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