CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Chicago Passes to ‘Conviction’ With Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell
CHICAGO – In our latest biography/drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “Conviction” starring Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher and Juliette Lewis!
The film from director Tony Goldwyn and writer Pamela Gray also stars Thomas D. Mahard, Owen Campbell, Conor Donovan, Laurie Brown, John Pyper-Ferguson, Ele Bardha, Rusty Mewha, Marc Macaulay, Bailee Madison, Tobias Campbell and Frank Zieger.
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Here is the plot description for “Conviction”:
“Conviction” is the inspirational true story of a sister’s unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters’ (two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank) older brother, Kenny (Sam Rockwell), is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne (a Massachusetts wife and mother of two) dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction.
Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and law school in an 18-year quest to free Kenny.
With the help of best friend Abra Rice (Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pours through suspicious evidence mounted by small-town cop Nancy Taylor (Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo). She meticulously retraces the steps that led to Kenny’s arrest. Belief in her brother – and her quest for the truth – pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.
The movie trailer for “Conviction” can be watched now below.
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