Montana Innocence Project to host screening of 'The Phantom' Tuesday evening

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Amy Sings in the Timber, executive director at the Montana Innocence Project.

BEN ALLAN SMITH, Missoulian Zoe Buchli

The Montana Innocence Project is hosting a showing of “The Phantom” Tuesday evening at the Missoula Public Library.

“The Phantom” tells the story of Carlos DeLuna, a man who was executed in 1989 for the murder of Wanda Lopez at a gas station in Corpus Christi, Texas. The screening will span from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.

The film was chosen because it’s very timely, Montana Innocence Project Executive Director Amy Sings In The Timber said. It addresses criminal innocence, witness misidentification, official misconduct and death penalty issues. It also looks at the over-policing and over-criminalization of Latinx people.

“There is a glossing over the fact there are real discrepancies and racism in our criminal legal systems,” Sings In The Timber said. She added it’s important to continue educating communities about criminal justice issues.

There will also be a conversation and Q&A with the film’s director, Patrick Forbes, after the screening.

“This really adds engagement

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