Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a psychic toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) and caused tension with her husband Jonathan (Wendell Pierce). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man (Aldis Hodge) she is sanctioned to kill.
Alfre Woodard gives a powerhouse performance in director Chinonye Chukwu’s taut, immersive drama of inner turmoil, the dignity of work, and the morality of capital punishment.
Winner of the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.