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Clemency (15)

As she prepares to execute an inmate, a prison warden must confront the psychological demons her job creates—ultimately connecting her to the man she has to kill.

Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodhard) is a prison warden who, over the years, has been drifting away from her husband while dutifully carrying out executions in a maximum security prison. When she strikes up a unique bond with death-row inmate Anthony Woods (Aldis Hodge), a layer of emotional skin is peeled back, forcing Bernadine to confront the complex—and often contradictory—relationship between good intentions, unrequited desires, and what it means to be sanctioned to kill.