SXSW 2022 – ‘THE SENTENCE OF MICHAEL THOMPSON’ to Screen at the SXSW Film Festival

POWERFUL SHORT DOCUMENTARY

FROM DIRECTORS KYLE TRASH AND HALEY ELIZABETH ANDERSON TO SCREEN AT 2022 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL IN DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 1

Michael Thompson is the longest-serving nonviolent offender in Michigan history, and this year he is finally up for clemency.  In 1994, he was arrested for selling three pounds of cannabis to a close friend turned police informant.  He was sentenced to 42 to 60 years in prison and remains there even after Michigan legalizes the recreational use and sale of cannabis.
 
The film follows Michael’s daughter, Rashawnda Littles, and his lawyer, Kim Corral, during the fight for clemency, examines the harm the War on Drugs has caused on communities, and explores paths forward as federal cannabis legalization gets closer to becoming a reality.

SCREENINGS AT 2022 SXSW FILM – IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Sunday, March 13 at 11:30 AM CT
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

Monday, March 14 at 9:00 AM CT
Online Only Premiere (Available for 48 Hours)

Thursday, March 17 at 6:45 PM CT
Alamo Lamar D

Tickets and more info available here.

CREDITS
Directors: Kyle Thrash, Haley Elizabeth Anderson
Producers: W. Ian Ross, Kyle Thrash
Cinematographer: Logan Triplett
Editor: Matt Schaff
Music by: Malcom Parsons
Post Sound by: Calvin Pia
Colorist: Joseph Bicknell
Titles: Eduardo Palma

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