Crime After Crime,” an official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival, will open at Austin’s Violet Crown Cinema on Friday, September 16th and last through Thursday, September 22nd. The film tells the story of two pro bono attorneys who wage an epic legal battle to free Deborah Peagler from prison 20 years after she was sentenced for the murder of the man who abused her.

“Crime After Crime” is one of eight films in Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Documentary Club. The film has also received critical acclaim and been awarded in many festivals, including the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Washington DC International Film Festival and the Milan International Film Festival.

Filmmaker Yoav Potash will be attending the 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. screenings on Friday – Sunday. Deborah’s daughter Natasha will also attend select screenings during the opening weekend.

Nonprofits and other groups are eligible to book group movie theater tickets at a discounted price. Large groups can arrange to host a screening and/or use the screening as a fundraiser with the opportunity to introduce the film and moderate a Q&A after the screening. If you’d like to know more information about how your organization can get involved, contact Melissa Schulman.

The film will be screening at the following times on Sept. 16 – 22, 2011:
1:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m. / 9:00 p.m.

This screening would be a great way to gear up for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.