College of Law Students Offered Free Tickets to Screening of New Film "Conviction"

Fox Searchlight Pictures has offered the S.J. Quinney College of Law a limited number of passes for an advance screening of its new movie Conviction. For more information on the movie and how to obtain tickets to the October 27 screening at the Broadway Centre, see below. The screening is at 7:30 p.m. Conviction is rated R.

You and a guest are invited to a special advance screening of Fox Searchlight’s new movie Conviction. For your chance to receive complimentary advance screening passes to see Conviction on Wednesday, October 27, visit and enter the code DHR06UA6.  Conviction opens in theaters Friday, October 29. The first 100 people to sign up will receive a screening pass. Arrive early because seating is first come, first serve.

Fox Searchlight has also created a site for people to share their own stories of a struggle that they have overcome. Please feel free to share your story as it goes along with Conviction at

CONVICTION Synopsis: Two-time Academy® Award winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don’t Cry) stars in Conviction, the story of the unwavering bond between brother and sister who made a solemn promise to always be there for one another, no matter what.  When her older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested and sentenced to life in prison for murder, Betty Anne Waters, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction utilizing the newly burgeoning science of DNA testing.  Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and finally law school on her quest to help her brother.  With the help of Abra Rice (Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver), her best friend and de facto partner in the effort to free Kenny, Betty Anne seeks the help of famed lawyer Barry Scheck (Peter Gallagher) and his organization, The Innocence Project. Pouring through suspicious evidence mounted by Officer Nancy Taylor (Academy® Award nominee Melissa Leo), a small town cop who went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that Kenny was convicted, Betty Anne meticulously retraces the steps that led to Kenny’s arrest. Over the course of nearly two decades, Betty Anne and her team uncover facts and evidence that ultimately set the defining legal precedent of DNA use in the American justice system.