HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Chicago Passes to ‘Conviction’ With Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell

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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.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Conviction” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for Conviction with Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell and Minnie Driver
The movie poster for “Conviction” with Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell and Minnie Driver.
Image credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

To what length would you go to exonerate a family member of a murder charge?

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “Conviction” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!

Note: Our “Conviction” screening is on the same night as our “Jackass 3D” screening. Please don’t RSVP for both (unless you’re able to be two places at once, and if that’s the case, please tell us how).

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2010 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

David Smith's picture

To what length

avoinchicago's picture

depends on the person

I would go as far as Betty Anne did for a couple family members.

chevelin's picture

Any length

I would go to any length….legally, anyway.

chazziebelle's picture

I would

go as far as i needed to go! I expect them to do the same for me.

Anonymous's picture

Provided I felt confident

Provided I felt confident that they were innocent, I would go to ANY length to get them exonerated.

loveveritas's picture

Anything i could

Anything i could

Rori H.'s picture

I would not go as far as to

I would not go as far as to hurting someone else, but I would do about anything that I would not end up in prison for.

bitterbunny's picture


Jackass 3D or Conviction?? I think that there is a decisive audience for each screening. Anyway, I would exhaust all financial resources and not rest until my family was exonerated. Then I’d sue their asses for wrongful conviction!!!!

steve higa's picture

I would like to think I

I would like to think I would do as much as possible for any family member in trouble. That’s what family members do…..A no brainer.

bobby's picture

As far as necessary

As far as necessary

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