NEON Sets Awards Season Release Date for Chinonye Chukwu's CLEMENCY starring Alfre Woodard

NEON, which acquired Chinonye Chukwu’s Clemency following its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, will be releasing the prison warden drama on December 27, 2019, positioning the title as a prime awards season contender.


The film stars Academy Award® Nominee Alfre Woodard and has garnered rave reviews, receiving the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and tremendous praise for Woodard’s performance. Clemency, which critics lauded as “powerful” and “profound”, is already garnering early Oscar buzz for Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge’s emotional performances.


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Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.  Clemency also stars Aldis Hodge (Hidden Figures), Richard Schiff (Man of Steel, "The West Wing") and Wendell Pierce ("The Wire", Selma).

The film was produced by ACE Pictures Entertainment, Bronwyn Cornelius Productions and Julian Cautherley.

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Clemency currently holds a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

NEON recently garnered an Academy Award® nomination for Border; its upcoming slate also includes: Tom Harper's Wild Rose starring Jessie Buckley; and Bong Joon-Ho’s highly-anticipated drama Parasite, which will be In Competition at Cannes. 

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NEON was also behind Craig Gillespie’s runaway hit I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie and the Academy Award winner for best supporting actress, Allison Janney, as well as Matt Spicer's Sundance and Independent Spirit Award-Winner Ingrid Goes West.

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