At just 18 years old, Cleveland native Rickey Jackson was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit. Despite a stark lack of evidence, Jackson served 39 years behind bars, making him America’s longest held exonerated prisoner. His release was seen as a triumph, but Jackson will never get back the years he lost, and adjusting to life on the outside has been no easy feat. LOVELY JACKSON is a powerful story of strength, truth, and reconciliation. Sponsored by: Carnegie Investment Counsel
The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is dedicated to educating audiences and empowering talented filmmakers to tell their stories. The Festival is a five day celebration of the art of documentary film, at venues in and around the century village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This inspiring event draws audiences from all over Northeast Ohio, the US and the world to experience documentary films and the compelling art and culture they highlight.