Arts See It: The Trials of Darryl Hunt
posted by July 27 at 14:53 PMon
I saw this film at last year’s SIFF (where it won Best Documentary), and it changed the way I think about the legal system. Made over 10 years, it is the story of a man who spent 20 (!) years in prison for a rape/murder he was wrongly convicted of (by an all-white jury, with testimony given by a KKK member, and then some). The film looks at the race and class bias in the justice system and the incredible work of the Innocence Project.
You won’t believe all the crap that went on in this case; it would be comic if it weren’t so awful. Also, this isn’t some old-timey case from way back when, this was 2004! This film will blow your mind.
The Trials of Darryl Hunt plays July 27 through August 2 at Northwest Film Forum.
Bonus: Hunt’s attorney Mark Rabil in attendance Friday and Saturday.