A Lesson Before Dying
By Romulus Linney, based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
Directed by Richard Keitel
“I want you to show them the difference between what they think you are and what you can be.”
Jefferson is condemned for a crime he didn’t commit. Desperate, his godmother persuades a teacher to visit Jefferson and teach him to die with dignity. Romulus Linney adapts Ernest J. Gaine’s powerful drama about the value of human life.