On October 8th, I had the privilege of talking on the phone with screenwriter Pamela Gray about her new film Conviction starring Hillary Swank as real-life heroine Betty Anne Waters—an ordinary mom/waitress who discovered enormous inner strength when her brother Kenny was wrongfully convicted of a murder she knows he didn’t commit.
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From our chat: “I believe that’s just one difference between movies where the woman is the heroine (versus a male hero): often the male hero is the solo person, moving through [the film] without that community. But I do think the heroine’s journey is different in that way. I see that in a lot of movies that are female-driven: they’ve got community; they’re not working in isolation.”
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