Reel East Texas

The Innocents


80 minutes


Follow two acclaimed musicians who are determined to use their talents to advocate for social justice. Allen Otte and John Lane tour the country with their performance of The Innocents – a piece created to shine a spotlight on the growing problem of wrongful convictions in the United States. Using a variety of found-object and home-made instruments, electronic soundscapes, and spoken texts, the performer-composers endeavor to explore various aspects of the issues surrounding wrongful imprisonment and exoneration in the American criminal justice system: mistaken identity, incarceration, injustice, politics, psychology, and resilience. The film culminates with a performance attended by Anna Vasquez – an exoneree, who spent 13 years in a Texas prison system for a crime which never happened.

Showtime Info

Block: Feature-Only
Nov. 12 // Texan Theater
7:00 p.m.