"At the Death House Door is a personal portrait of a good man's struggle with great matters. Intimate and intense, it's one of this season's most powerful TV presentations." -- Philadelphia Inquirer
The documentary "At the Death House Door," premieres on cable channel IFC tonight at 9:00 pm (EDT)/ 8:00 pm (CDT).
NCADP Affiliates all over the country have been hosting advanced screenings of this film. Mark Elliott of Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty recently had this to say:
"After viewing "At The Death House Door" in more than one public forum and noting its effect on the audiences, I would humbly suggest that we facilitate showing this film in as many venues as possible.... It is simply the up-front and very personal journey of Pastor Carroll Pickett, interwoven with the Chicago Tribune's investigative report on the case for innocence of executed prisoner, Carlos De Luna.... The direct experience of Pastor Pickett is unassailable by execution enthusiasts. This film is about his experiences, in his own words. He does not claim to be an academic, attorney or statistician. He simply relates his experience as pastor of a Huntsville congregation that underwent the tragedy of murder and as spiritual advisor to 95 people killed in the Texas Death Chamber, including Carlos De Luna.... [who may have been innocent] It is worth noting that spokesmen for state killings are already working to lessen the impact of this powerful film. They are attempting to "frame the debate" around disputes about numbers, instead of the very real impact of these killings on those involved... and on our collective humanity."