The State of Texas vs. Melissa (Saturday, 9:45-11:30am)


73 in stock

Directed by Sabrina Van Tassel
1 hour, 38 minutes

73 in stock

SKU: TheStateofTexasvsMelissaSat945 Category:


“The State of Texas vs. Melissa” explores the life journey of Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman to be sentenced to death in the state of Texas. For more than 10 years, she has been awaiting her fate and now faces her last appeal. No one had ever seen Melissa be violent towards her children, yet she was blamed for the daily abuse and subsequent death of her 2-year-old daughter, who died from blunt head trauma.

Set in the heart of the Latino community of South Texas, the film takes a look at Melissa’s broken childhood, her adult life plagued by poverty and prejudice, and the miscarriage of justice Melissa faced, from the court-appointed attorney who willingly set aside evidence to the District attorney who used her case to help his re-election. “The State of Texas vs. Melissa” is the portrait of a woman’s fight against an entire system.

Additional information


Saturday, October 2nd


9:45 – 11:30


The Strand

Go to Top