AFTER INNOCENCE is making its way to theaters all across the country. Mark your calendars and tell your friends. For more info visit

  • 10/21
    NEW YORK, Quad Cinema
  • 11/04
    WASHINGTON, DC, E Street Cinema
  • 11/25
    HARTFORD, CT, Real Art Ways
  • 12/02
    PHILADELPHIA, Ritz at the Bourse
  • 12/09
    MONTCLAIR, NJ, Wellmont Theater
  • 12/31
    ALLENTOWN, PA, 19th Street Theater
  • 2006
  • 01/13
  • 01/13
    SACRAMENTO, Crest Theater
  • 01/20
    SAN FRANCISCO, Lumiere
  • 01/20
  • 01/21
    SANTA MONICA, Monica 4
  • 02/03
    CHICAGO, Music Box
  • 02/03
    CAMBRIDGE, Kendall Square
  • 02/03
    DENVER, Starz Center
  • 02/10
    SAN DIEGO, Ken
  • 02/10
    SEATTLE, Varsity
  • 02/17
    PITTSBURGH, Harris Theater
  • 02/17
    WALTHAM, MA, Embassy Theatre
  • 02/24
    AUSTIN, Dobie
  • 02/24
    SANTA FE, Moving Image Arts
  • 03/03
    DETROIT, Detroit Institute of Arts
  • 03/03
    SALT LAKE CITY, Tower Theater
  • 03/10
  • 03/17
    ATLANTA, Midtown Art Cinema
  • 03/24
    DALLAS, Inwood Theater
  • 03/24
    HOUSTON, Greenway
  • 03/24
    ST LOUIS, Tivoli Theater
  • 03/24
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI, Film Theatre at UICA
  • 03/29
    WILLIAMSBURG, VA, Kimball Theatre
  • 04/05
    PORTLAND, ME, The Movies
  • 04/07
    PORTLAND, OR, Hollywood Theater
  • 04/14
    PROVIDENCE, RI, Cable Car Cinema
  • 04/18
    COLUMBIA, SC, Nickelodeon
  • 05/12
    TEMPE, AZ, One Night Cinema
The After Innocence Campaign

The After Innocence Campaign is a focused effort that utilizes the highly acclaimed and award-winning feature documentary film, After Innocence, to build awareness of and support for the exonerated - innocent people who have been imprisoned for crimes they did not commit and who are then released back into society with little or no help from the system that put them behind bars.

The Campaign will:

  • Spark public awareness of and participation in systemic criminal justice reform.
  • Build support for the Life After Exoneration Program (LAEP) and other organizations, which in turn will serve the needs of the exonerated and advocate on their behalf.
  • Educate policymakers about the urgency of wrongful convictions and compensation for the exonerated, and help shape realistic policy change.

Active Voice will organize:

  • High profile sneak previews in select cities, including Washington, DC, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles that cultivate donors and engage thought leaders. (March - August 2005)
  • A series of community events tied to the theatrical release, with a special focus in states where state-based compensation legislation is pending or is non-existent. (October 2005 - February 2006)
  • A strategic communications effort in conjunction with the broadcast premiere on Showtime that creates a ripple effect in print, electronic and digital media (2006)

About the film
After Innocence tells the dramatic and compelling story of the exonerated - innocent men wrongfully imprisoned for decades and then released after DNA evidence proved their innocence. The film focuses on the gripping story of seven men and their emotional journeys back into society and efforts to rebuild their lives. Included are a police officer, an army sergeant and a young father sent to prison - and even death row - for decades for crimes they did not commit. Directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Jessica Sanders, and produced and written by Jessica Sanders and Marc Simon, the documentary won a coveted Special Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. After Innocence won the Audience Award at the Boston Independent Film Festival, the Content+Intent=Change Award at the FullFrame Festival, and won a Special Jury prize at the Newport Beach Film Festival. New Yorker Films will release After Innocence across the country in the Fall of 2005 and the film will subsequently air on Showtime in mid-2006.

For more information on After Innocence screenings, please go to the film's web site,


"Calm, deliberate, and devastating, ... After Innocence leaves you feeling that a new civil rights movement is urgently needed."

- Stephen Holden
The New York Times

About Our Partners

The Innocence Project (IP) provides pro bono post-conviction legal assistance to persons whose innocence might be proven by DNA testing. Since its inception, 162 people in the United States have been exonerated with the use of DNA testing, including 14 death row. Donations gratefully accepted at

LAEP (Life After Exoneration Program)
LAEP is the nationís only comprehensive program that reaches out to exonerees and their families with direct services and a network of mutual support. Donations gratefully accepted at

New Yorker Films is Americaís leading source for the films that matter on the cutting edge of world cinema-the truly independent of independent film distributors.

SHOWTIME Networks Inc. (SNI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Viacom Inc. A Showtime Independent Films production, After Innocence, will air on SHOWTIME in 2006.

Active Voice's After Innocence Campaign is supported by a grant from the JEHT Foundation with additional support from the Ford Foundation