14 Pews presents Films of Al Reinert
14 Pews will screen two films of writer and director Al Reinert: For All Mankind and An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story. Reinert will be at 14 Pews for both screenings and will participate in a Q&A.
For All Mankind: With music scored by Brian Eno, the film provides a testament to NASA's Apollo program of the 1960s and '70s. Composed of actual NASA footage of the missions and astronaut interviews, the documentary offers the viewpoint of the individuals who braved the remarkable journey to the moon and back. While compiling the material for the film, Reinert went through more than six million feet of film of these historic moments.
An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story: In 1986 Michael Morton’s wife Christine is brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael is convicted of the crime. Locked away in Texas prisons for a quarter century, he has years to ponder questions of justice and innocence, truth and fate. Though he is virtually invisible to society, a team of dedicated attorneys spends years fighting for the right to test DNA evidence found at the murder scene. Their discoveries ultimately reveal that the price of a wrongful conviction goes well beyond one man’s loss of freedom.