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: 3 ‘Conviction’ DVDs With Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell
CHICAGO – In our latest biography/drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: DVD, we have 3 DVDs up for grabs to the new DVD “Conviction” with Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver and Melissa Leo!
“Conviction” about the real-life journey of Betty Ann Waters comes to DVD and Blu-ray on Feb. 1, 2011 from Fox Searchlight Pictures and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. “Conviction” from director Tony Goldwyn and writer Pamela Gray also stars Peter Gallagher, Juliette Lewis, 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”:
Be inspired by one woman’s incredible true story of love, loyalty and commitment in “Conviction”. The film is based on the real-life journey of Betty Ann Waters: a courageous woman who embarked on an 18-year quest to help clear the name of her wrongly accused brother and win back his freedom.
“Conviction” features an all-star and award-worthy cast including two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Amelia”), Sam Rockwell (“Gentlemen Broncos,” “Matchstick Men”), Minnie Driver (“Good Will Hunting,” “GoldenEye”), Juliette Lewis (“Whip It,” “Natural Born Killers”) and Peter Gallagher (TV’s “The OC’).
Without a dime but armed with a strong will and an unwavering devotion, this high-school drop-out and working mother (Swank) earns her high school diploma and puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother (Sam Rockwell) and set the record straight. Convicted of murder, he has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders and needs a miracle.
The movie trailer for “Conviction” can be watched now below.
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