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Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (2020)

Audio

IMAX Enhanced
Dolby Digital
IMAX Enhanced

Parental Advice

PG12

PG-Rating

PG Rating PG 13

Genre

Drama

Release date

April 29, 2020

Runtime

1 hour 36 minutes

Production

Daniel H. Birman Productions

Synopsis

In 2004, 16-year-old Cyntoia Denise Brown was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, for murdering a 43-year-old man who picked her up for sex. She was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison -- Cyntoia's fate seemed sealed. The film shows the complexity of a child who was the product of three generations of violence against women in her biological family. And how in 2019, after nearly 10 years of legal challenges, Governor Bill Haslam granted her request for clemency. He did so following a slow shift in the state for legislative change in juvenile sentencing laws and having seen evidence of her maturity, education, and good behavior as a prisoner.