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Online Screening “Through the Cracks” Aug. 6th

Updated: Dec 28, 2020

Save the Date!

Please join us next week, August 6th, from 6:30 PM-9:00 PM for an online screening of Ben Scholle’s “Through the Cracks” hosted by the St. Louis Chapter of MADP. After the screening there will be a Q/A with panelists:

Marion Boyd, MSW (she/they) – Project Chair, 2019 Missouri Alliance for Severe Mental Illness (MASMIE)

Christina Cowart– Project Chair, 2018 Missouri Alliance for Severe Mental Illness (MASMIE)

Elyse Max – State Director, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Ben Scholle – Filmmaker, Through the Cracks (2019), & Professor, Lindenwood University

From the director, “In July, 2002, Johnny Johnson was arrested and charged with the abduction and murder of 6-year-old Cassandra Williamson in Valley Park, Missouri. The effects of the crime continue to reverberate in the community. During the capital murder trial, a proceeding clouded by questions of mental illness and competency, a juror described the killing as “the worst possible crime.” This film seeks to answer the question: Does the worst possible crime deserve the worst possible punishment?”

To view the trailer click HERE.

Agenda and links for the screening and Q/A:

(please note the updated time frame for the event)

-Online Screening of Through the Cracks – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

-Q/A – 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The screening of the movie will take place via Facebook Premiere. To watch the movie please visit shortly before 6:30 PM on Aug 6th where you will see the film playing.

Join us for a Q/A on Zoom following the film by emailing

We look forward to joining together next week for this important screening and discussion. Thank you for your continued support to MADP as we work to end the death penalty in Missouri.

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