Right or Wrong? You Decide.
Washington DC - New York - Boston - Chicago
Atlanta - Austin - San Francisco - Los Angeles
STEP INTO THE DEATH CHAMBER AND WITNESS A MAN
PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE.
FORMER DEATH ROW INMATE AND DEATH ROW WARDEN
PUT YOU IN THE FRONT ROW OF AN EXECUTION
AND CHALLENGE YOU TO MAKE A DECISION:
“RIGHT OR WRONG? YOU DECIDE.”
This groundbreaking test-screening event “Right or Wrong? You Decide.” took place in select Regal Cinemas located in 8 major cities across America for a limited number of audience members.
EXECUTION FILM SCREENING EVENT SCHEDULE
(one night only)
Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14, 701 Seventh Street, Washington DC 20001
NEW YORK (Midtown)
Regal E-Walk Stadium 13, 247 W. 42nd Street Northwest, New York, NY 10036
Regal Fenway Stadium 13, Landmark Center, Boston, MA 02215
Regal City North Stadium 14, 2600 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Regal Tara 4 Theater, 2345 Cheshire Bridge Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324
Regal Metropolitan Stadium 14, 901 Little Texas Lane, Austin, TX 78745
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
UA Stones Town Twin, 501 Buckingham Way, San Francisco, CA 94132
LOS ANGELES, CA
Regal LA Live Stadium 14, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
During a 2 week coast-to-coast tour select theaters across America became execution chambers as the audience was invited to enter the witness room and sit front and center for the final days of a man’s life on death row and ultimately his execution in the electric chair.
The audience followed two filmmakers who spend the last week of a condemned man’s life on death row and have two very different opinions about what their film will eventually become. One wants to tell a sympathetic story of the condemned man’s final days in prison while the other wants to show the actual execution. Ultimately, the execution is filmed with two surveillance cameras; one hidden in a ceiling vent and the other hidden on one of the death row guards.
“Execution” is the only film ever made which stars a real condemned man, a real warden and a real priest.
William Neal Moore, The Condemned Man, spent 16 years on Death Row and was only 7 hours from the electric chair. He is the only self-confessed murderer under today’s law to be released from Death Row and is now an unconditional free man due in part to the forgiveness of the victim’s family and the intervention of Mother Theresa. Mr. Moore is also the author of the book, “I Shall Not Die”, a powerful story detailing his days on death watch with only 72 hours to live.
Mr. Moore accompanied Scaffidi to each screening and the group held a Q and A session following the film which has previously drawn large audiences at a select group of universities including the University of Cambridge, Sussex University and Kings College of London in the United Kingdom; Tulane, UCLA and Central Washington University in the United States. When asked if the execution in his film is real or not Scaffidi responded, “You decide.” He points to a statement that Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking”, made to him at a death penalty gathering in Louisiana: “The best way to stop executions is for people to witness one.”
“Execution” has made an impact not only in America but in Europe as well. Dr. Loraine Gelsthorpe, Director of Postgraduate Programmes at the University of Cambridge, raved about the screening saying, “The film prompted enormous interest and debate and there is still a buzz about it. Fantastic! Provocative. Thought-provoking.” According to the film’s website www.executionfilm.com, the Tulane screening drew close to 1,000 people, many who stood in the rain, to see the film at McAllister Auditorium. Brian Evans, interim Director of the Death Penalty Abolition Campaign for Amnesty International USA says, “This is a refreshing departure from the way capital punishment is usually portrayed in films, with an emphasis on the profound effects executions have on those most intimately involved." He goes on to say, “Amnesty International USA encourages individuals to see this film which reflects upon one of the major human rights concerns in the USA: the use of the death penalty.”