In 1963, Mississippi
Civil Rights activist Medgar
Evers was shot to death outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
The accused killer, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, was brought to
trial twice for the murder but both times was released because of hung juries.
This new film, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg,
James Woods, and Craig T. Nelson, tells of how Beckwith was convicted of the
crime thirty years after the murder. The movie was filmed on location in Jackson.
It is scheduled for release 20 December 1996. From Columbia Pictures/Castle