April 19-29, 2018

In Pursuit of Justice

Synopsis

Walking past Jacquetta Thomas’ lifeless body in September of 1991 changed Greg Taylor’s life–and North Carolina’s criminal justice system–forever. Out late partying with a friend, Greg’s truck was stuck in a muddy field near the scene of a crime. Fewer than eighteen hours later, Greg and his friend were arrested for the victim’s murder.

For seventeen years, Greg and his family fought to undo his wrongful conviction. Their efforts brought about the establishment of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission–a state supported, independent agency that has the power to completely investigate claims of innocence. In a historic case, Greg became the first person in the country to be freed through this unique legal process, and Winston-Salem filmmaker Gregg Jamback’s documentary bravely chronicles Taylor’s long, hard-fought road to freedom.

Director Gregg Jamback to be in attendance for screenings!

Film generously sponsored by Oval Office Barbers

Screenings