12 Angry Men (U)

Wednesday 29 April 2020
7:30pm - 9pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Sheffield SU

This courtroom classic, starring Henry Fonda as juror 8, depicts 12 jurors deciding the fate of an 18 year old accussed of killing his father. If found guilty the boy will be condemned to death, giving a huge weight to the outcome. The case appears open and shut, the defendant having a weak alibi, and several witnesses placing the boy at the scene, yet juror 8 sees reasonable doubt and embarks on a discussion rather than a quick guilty verdict. As the jurors deliberate the case, the story quickly becomes a study of the jurors complex personalities, preconceptions, backgrounds and interactions. This film delves into the capacity of people to prejudge others and how these perceptions can alter.