Lindy Lou, a woman from rural Mississippi, always thought she could easily give the death penalty. Then she sat on a jury that handed down a capital punishment sentence to a man convicted in a double homicide. Twenty years later, in the new documentary film Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2, Lindy travels through Mississippi and interviews 11 jurors alongside whom she sentenced a man to death.

This film challenges the sense that many Missourians have – that the death penalty is an abstract, distant concept unlikely to personally affect us. “Every citizen in Missouri faces the possibility of participating on a capital jury, and it is a part of civic education to understand the full ramifications of this process. Every death sentence has a lasting human cost and impacts every individual in its proximity, including jurors. Like Lindy, many of us as citizens may be called to fulfill our jury duty. We each have another duty beyond this one – a duty to consider the realities of handing down a death sentence both for ourselves and for our communities,”  said Staci Pratt, Executive Director of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, one of the organizations coordinating this screening tour.

Check out the full line up of free screenings happening in Missouri below. Each screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with local experts. Lindy Lou will join audiences at some of the screenings to share more of her story.  The showings are presented by Good Pitch Local, a project devised by Doc Society, in partnership with Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP), Equal Justice USA, Working Films, and local organizations throughout the state.

Thursday August 31st at 7pm – Jefferson City
Capitol City Cinema
126 E High St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Hosted by: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Equal Justice USA.

Wednesday September 6th at 7pm – Kansas City
Screenland Armour Theatre
408 Armour Rd.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Hosted by: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Equal Justice USA.

Thursday September 7th at 7pm – St. Louis
The Tivoli Theatre, Auditorium No. 3
6350 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
Hosted by: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Equal Justice USA, CURE, Preachers And Community (PAC), Second Chance Freedom Foundation, St. Louis Social Justice Committee of the General Baptist State Convention, WILPF, World Community Center, and Veterans for Peace – St. Louis chapter.

Tuesday September 12th at 6:30pm (reception at 6pm) – St. Joseph
Missouri Western State University
Kemper Recital Hall/Spratt 101
4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Hosted by: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Equal Justice USA, and Legal Studies Association of Missouri Western State University.

Wednesday September 13th at 7pm – Kansas City
Park Hill High School
7701 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64153
Hosted by: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Equal Justice USA.

Thursday September 14th at 3pm – Parkville
Park University
8700 Northwest River Park Dr,
Parkville, MO 64152
Hosted by: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Equal Justice USA, and Park University. 

Thursday September 14th at 7pm – Platte City
Shiloh Springs Golf Course
14750 Fairway Ln.
Platte City, MO 64079
Hosted by: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Equal Justice USA.

Friday September 15th at 7pm – Platte Woods
Platte Woods United Methodist Church
7310 NW Prairie View Rd.
Platte Woods, MO 64151
Hosted by: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Equal Justice USA, and Platte Woods UMC.

Tuesday September 19th at 6:30pm – Kansas City
Boardwalk Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library
8656 N Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64154
Hosted by: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Equal Justice USA.

Tuesday September 19th at 7pm – Springfield
Moxie Cinema
305 S Campbell Ave #101
Springfield, MO 65806
Hosted by: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Equal Justice USA.

Response (1)

  1. Name (required) Lindy Lou says:

    Hello Friends in Missouri,

    This is Lindy Wells Isonhood and I am here to thank you for your interest in my story, and in the possibility of you viewing the screening of Lindy Lou Juror No. 2. I will personally be in Missouri during some of the screenings – Sept 12 – Sept 15. It may be impossible to speak with each and everyone of you but know how much I appreciate your support and helping me have a voice concerning this issue that most disregard.

    I look forward to meeting with you.

    Thank you,
    Lindy Lou

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