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UHD to Host Panel on ‘False Crime’ Films and Investigative Journalism

houston-cinema-arts-festival-logoThe University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will host the panel: “The ‘False Crime’ Film and Investigative Journalism” from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17 in the Welcome Center, Tour Room.

In a panel discussion, investigative journalists and filmmakers, lawyers and survivors of wrongful imprisonment will discuss the different ways that lawyers, print journalists and filmmakers tackle “false crime” stories, and the roles and perspectives of the falsely accused in the retelling of their stories.

The panel include filmmakers, Jenna and Anthony Jackson, Berndt Mader, Al Reinert, lawyer John Raley, exonerated prisoner Anthony Graves, and Senior Editor at Texas Monthly, David Mann. University of St. Thomas Professor Nicole Casarez will moderate the event.

Several filmmakers will screen films at the Sundance Theatre at 510 Texas Avenue prior to the panel:

  • “Until Proven Innocent: The Hannah Overton Story” with Jenna and Anthony Jackson and Hannah Overton at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
  • “Booger Red” with director Berndt Mader at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The two films and the panel is organized by the Houston Cinema Arts Society.