Barred from Life
SFSU Alums' Latest Project Focuses on
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 soon appear
in a film which tells the true stories of six people set free after
spending years on death row for crimes they did not commit.
The two SFSU alumni joined fellow cast members David Brown Jr., Brian
Dennehy, Aidan Quinn and Susan Sarandon to film Bob Balaban's adaptation
of the award-winning off-Broadway play, "The Exonerated."
The film, which illuminates the cracks in the American justice system,
is scheduled to air on Court TV several times in early 2005.
In the film, the actors speak of the wrongful convictions in the words
of the former inmates themselves, culled from interviews, letters and
Glover, who has also performed the play on stage, speaks on behalf of
David Keaton, a man sentenced to death for murder. 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.