Dead Man Walking
Inspired by the true story of a nun’s relationship with a condemned man, this provocative examination of crime, punishment and redemption. Dead Man Walking is a “fast-moving and absorbing” film filled with “genuine suspense” (Variety) that will leave you awe-struck from beginning to end. Sister Helen Prejean (Sarandon), a compassionate New Orleans nun, is the spiritual advisor to Matthew Poncelet (Penn), a vicious, angry and complex murderer awaiting execution. Can she stave off the fateful day of execution long enough to save Matthew, or will she discover a truth that will rock the very foundation by which she lives her life?