On July 28, 1990, a Charlotte, N.C., man named Elias Syriani stabbed his estranged wife Teresa 28 times with a screwdriver while their 10-year-old son struggled to stop him. Fourteen years later, while he awaited execution, his four children decided to meet with him so they could get some sense of closure. Linda Booker's documentary details the surprising outcome of that meeting, a story of renewed family ties and a battle to get the convicted killer off Death Row. Shown at several regional festivals, the movie makes its Nashville debut in a screening sponsored by the Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing, and director Booker will be on hand for a post-film Q&A. Tickets are $8.
Tue., Sept. 9, 7 p.m., 2008