MASHABLE: Why HBO's 'True Justice' almost didn't get made

MASHABLE: Why HBO's 'True Justice' almost didn't get made

June 26, 2019

For more than thirty years, Bryan Stevenson has worked to bring justice to the justice system. Now, his fight is coming to HBO.

METRO: Documentary filmmakers the Kunhardts talk truth-telling and Bryan Stevenson

METRO: Documentary filmmakers the Kunhardts talk truth-telling and Bryan Stevenson

June 25, 2019

The Kunhardt's directed HBO's new jaw-dropping documentary, "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight For Equality".  
 

METRO: Five points of conviction: Anthony Ray Hinton talks time spent on death row and finding freedom again

METRO: Five points of conviction: Anthony Ray Hinton talks time spent on death row and finding freedom again

June 25, 2019

Hinton is a focus in HBO's new documentary "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight For Equality".
 

NY MAG: Bryan Stevenson on His ‘Not Entirely Rational’ Quest for Justice

NY MAG: Bryan Stevenson on His ‘Not Entirely Rational’ Quest for Justice

June 25, 2019

Before I meet with Bryan Stevenson, I tour the museum he opened around the corner from his office.

CNN: A 30-year fight for "True Justice"

CNN: A 30-year fight for "True Justice"

June 25, 2019


Bryan Stevenson moved to Alabama in 1989 to fight for prisoners' rights. Now his selfless work on their behalf is the subject of an HBO documentary. 

MSNBC: Examining our ‘tolerance for racial bigotry’

MSNBC: Examining our ‘tolerance for racial bigotry’

June 24, 2019

In advance of the HBO documentary "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality, lawyer Bryan Stevenson talks to Chris Hayes about the trajectory of our criminal justice system.

 
CBS NEWS: Bryan Stevenson talks new HBO documentary

CBS NEWS: Bryan Stevenson talks new HBO documentary

June 24, 2019

Bryan Stevenson has dedicated his career to fighting racial injustice. He and his team at the Equal Justice Initiative won reversals, relief, or release for more than 135 wrongly condemned death row prisoners. He's also successfully argued five Supreme Court cases. The new HBO documentary, "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality," shows his life story, including his fight to create the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the country's only memorial dedicated to lynching victims. Stevenson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his decades-long fight for equality.
 

HUFFINGTON POST: This Death Row Lawyer Says Americans Won’t Be Free Until We Face Our Racist History

HUFFINGTON POST: This Death Row Lawyer Says Americans Won’t Be Free Until We Face Our Racist History

June 24, 2019

An HBO documentary about Bryan Stevenson sounds an urgent call to examine the nation’s past, from slavery to lynching.
 

NBC NEWS: Lester Holt in conversation with criminal justice reformer Bryan Stevenson

NBC NEWS: Lester Holt in conversation with criminal justice reformer Bryan Stevenson

June 24, 2019

In advance of HBO’s documentary “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality,” Lester speaks with the lawyer and activist about the American legacy of slavery and how it shaped the country’s justice system.

NY DAILY NEWS: “True Justice” and the price paid to get it

NY DAILY NEWS: “True Justice” and the price paid to get it

June 23, 2019

Bryan Stevenson lives a fairly ascetic existence, devoting his time and energy to fighting institutional racism and social injustice as a lawyer. Yet Stevenson is turning into a media star: a best-selling author and the founder of a museum and memorial, he is now the subject of a new documentary, “True Justice”, which debuts Wednesday on HBO.

EXCLUSIVE: Powerful Clip From HBO Doc on Bryan Stevenson's Liberatory Work

EXCLUSIVE: Powerful Clip From HBO Doc on Bryan Stevenson's Liberatory Work

June 20, 2019

In “True Justice,” the Equal Justice Initiative founder connects the dots between enslavement and death sentences for Black people—and breaks down why he is committed to ending mass incarceration.

Review: ‘True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality’ focuses on ideals

Review: ‘True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality’ focuses on ideals

June 20, 2019

Though his name is in the title and incidents from his personal story are told, “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality” is not really a biographical documentary.

Rather this coolly passionate film mostly deals with Stevenson’s thoughts rather than his life, providing an involving examination and analysis of the ideas (and ideals) that consume the man’s every waking moment.

It’s A Family Affair: Local Award-Winning Father & Son Filmmakers

It’s A Family Affair: Local Award-Winning Father & Son Filmmakers

May 31, 2019

With their complementary sets of skills at work, the Kunhardt family has made some very impressive contributions to the world of film, with new and exciting upcoming releases to note.  

 

Full Lineup for AFI Docs Festival

Full Lineup for AFI Docs Festival

May 15, 2019

Opening the festival is True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality, directed by Peter, George and Teddy Kunhardt, which follows Stevenson's research into slavery, segregation and mass incarceration and his subsequent founding of the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama.

True Justice Opens AFI Doc Film Festival

True Justice Opens AFI Doc Film Festival

May 10, 2019

AFI Docs 2019 will open with the world premiere of HBO’s True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s First For Equality. Directed and produced by Peter Kunhardt, George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt, the film provides an intimate portrait of Bryan Stevenson (pictured), founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Stevenson and his staff have won reversals, relief or release for more than 140 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row.

AFI DOCS Sets Special Screenings Lineup, Opening & Closing Films

AFI DOCS Sets Special Screenings Lineup, Opening & Closing Films

May 9, 2019

AFI DOCS 2019 will open with the world premiere of HBO’s True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality, directed by Peter Kunhardt, George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt, and will close with Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins, directed by Janice Engel. AFI DOCS runs June 19–23, 2019, in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD.

HBO TO AIR DOCUMENTARY ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE WARRIOR BRYAN STEVENSON

HBO TO AIR DOCUMENTARY ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE WARRIOR BRYAN STEVENSON

April 29, 2019

HBO is set to air a documentary on the life of Bryan Stevenson, an Alabama public interest attorney who has led a fight against inequality for African Americans in the U.S.’s criminal justice system. The network announced Monday that “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” will debut June 26 on the premium cable network and on their streaming platforms.

 

HBO SETS EQUAL JUSTICE DOCUMENTARY 'TRUE JUSTICE'

HBO SETS EQUAL JUSTICE DOCUMENTARY 'TRUE JUSTICE'

April 29, 2019

The doc will center on Bryan Stevenson and his work in the criminal justice system. The work of Bryan Stevenson, the Alabama public interest attorney and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, is getting the documentary treatment via HBO.

 

Complex Issues: King in the Wilderness - Columbia University

Complex Issues: King in the Wilderness - Columbia University

September 13, 2018

A conversation about King in the Wilderness with Executive Producer Trey Ellis and Columbia University Professor Jelani Cobb.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr., preserving his teachings and saving Atlanta’s history

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr., preserving his teachings and saving Atlanta’s history

Sometimes we take for granted Atlanta’s living history as the home of civil rights. That was reinforced to me on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 5 when the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation hosted a program featuring the documentary – King in the Wilderness – on the last three years of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life.

Arthur Blank Family Foundation Speaker Series - King in the Wilderness

Arthur Blank Family Foundation Speaker Series - King in the Wilderness

2018 Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation's Speaker Series featuring HBO's King in the Wilderness.

Speaker series include: Penelope McPhee - Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, President Jacquelyn Glover, HBO Documentary Films, Senior Vice President Maya Mumma, Editor Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., Film Participant Dr. C.T. Vivian, Film Participant Taylor Branch, Author, Historian and Executive Producer Peter Kunhardt, Director Fran Sterling, BlueShift Co-Founder & Partner Ayana Gabriel, Arthur Blank Family Foundation Program Officer Wednesday, September 5, 2018

2018 Student Leaders Summit - King in the Wilderness

2018 Student Leaders Summit - King in the Wilderness

2018 Student Leaders Panel hosted by Bank of America with Kunhardt Film Foundation. Moderated by: Andrew Plepler, Global Head of ESG, Bank of America Panelists: Peter Kunhardt, Director Bernard LaFayette, Film Participant Matthew Henderson, Associate Producer Teddy Kunhardt, Producer Rick Wade, Senior Advisor for President Obama's Campaigns

Decider

Decider

HBO’s ‘King in the Wilderness’ Offers New Insight Into Martin Luther King Jr.’s Darkest Days - April 2, 2018

It is incredibly difficult to make a documentary on a high-profile subject that feels fresh; these kinds of films often either get caught up in chronicling every single life detail or rehash facts that are already well-known, rendering the viewing experience largely unnecessary. HBO‘s King in the Wilderness does not fall victim to these plights.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

HBO documentary about MLK’s final years shows an exhausted, conflicted hero - April 1, 2018

It’s easy to make another documentary that further elevates the already-bolstered life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago this week in Memphis, when he was just 39 years old. The trickier task is to make a documentary that not only feels new but also brings King briefly back down to earth.

Vogue

Vogue

HBO’s King in the Wilderness Takes On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Act - March 30, 2018

Next week, on April 4, it will be 50 years to the day since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. He was nine months shy of his 40th birthday, standing outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in downtown Memphis, dressed to go to dinner at a friend’s house.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

HBO documentary 'King in the Wilderness' is a powerful look at the last years of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life - March 29, 2018

It is almost exactly half a century to the day since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in a motel in Memphis, Tenn., and in that span he has been apotheosized into something close to legend.

Variety

Variety

Sundance Film Review: ‘King in the Wilderness’ - January 23, 2018

A searing portrait of the last 18 months of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life captures the Civil Rights leader in a purgatory of anxiety and conflict.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

'King in the Wilderness': Film Review | Sundance 2018 - January 22, 2018

Multiple Emmy winner Peter Kunhardt examines the conflicted period between the Voting Rights Act and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in this probing study for HBO

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