In October 2006 a four-year-old from Corpus Christi, Texas named Andrew Burd died mysteriously of salt poisoning. His foster mother, Hannah Overton, was charged with capital murder, vilified from all quarters, and sent to prison for life. But was this churchgoing young woman a vicious child killer? Or had the tragedy claimed its second victim? Until Proven Innocent documents the battle by this mother of five ” and her Dream Team of pro-bono lawyers ” over nearly eight years in a desperate attempt to win her freedom. Winner of the Dallas Film Festival”s Audience Award” the film is a worthy addition to the genre of documentaries such as Making a Murderer and The Oath that focus on the murky world of the law, the possibility of missteps and oversight in the process and above all, if truth and justice will prevail, the filmmakers skillfully guide you through the case with extraordinary access to its players, and carefully craft a lasting, important film that will resonate immensely.
Screens Friday June 10th, 8:00pm at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences