Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 2nd at 4:45pm for Incendiary: The Willingham Case at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Eric wearing a dark gray long-sleeve polo and blue jeans in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
In 1991, Cameron Todd Willingham’s three daughters died in a Corsicana, Texas house fire. Tried and convicted for their arson murders, Willingham was executed in February 2004 despite overwhelming expert criticism of the prosecution’s arson evidence. Today, Willingham’s name has become a call for reform in the field of forensics and a rallying cry for the anti-death penalty movement; yet he remains an indisputable “monster” in the eyes of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ignored the science that could have saved Willingham’s life. Equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama, Incendiary documents the haunted legacy of a prosecution built on “folklore.”
Tickets for this showing can be pre-purchased here: https://www.movietickets.com/purchase/perf_id/654796043