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Alums Delroy Lindo, Danny Glover join all-star cast

January 25, 2005

Photo of Delroy LindoLending their fame to a project with a powerful message, Danny Glover (attended '67-'72, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, '97) and Delroy Lindo (B.A., '04) will appear this week in a film which tells the true stories of six people set free after spending as many as 22 years on death row for crimes they did not commit.

Photo of Danny GloverThe two SFSU alumni join fellow cast members David Brown Jr., Brian Dennehy, Aidan Quinn and Susan Sarandon in Bob Balaban's film adaptation of the award-winning off-Broadway play, "The Exonerated." The film, which illuminates the cracks in the American justice system, will premiere on Court TV at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

In the film, the actors tell the stories of the wrongful convictions in the words of the former inmates themselves, culled from interviews, letters and court transcripts.

Glover, who has also performed the play on stage, speaks on behalf of David Keaton, a man sentenced to death for murdering an off-duty deputy sheriff. Keaton was released after two years in prison when the actual killer was identified and convicted. Lindo plays the part of Delbert Tibbs, a man convicted of rape and murder who spent three years on death row before he was declared innocent and set free.

"The Exonerated" will air again on Court TV following its premiere at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, followed by other dates to be announced.

For more information, see the Court TV Web site.

-- Adrianne Bee



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