Nichole Beharie (The Express), Will Patton (Remember The Titans, Armageddon) Charles Dutton (TV's Roc, Mimic) and Alfre Woodard (TV's Desperate Housewives, The Forgotten) star in the gripping true-life story. Falsely accused of distributing narcotics in a school zone, Dee Roberts (Beharie) is offered a deal the struggling single mother can't refuse: plead guilty and accept a 10-year suspended sentence. The alternative: risk serving 16-to-25 in jail. Realizing a conviction would ruin her life, she decided to fight back. Suing the DA for racial discrimination, Dee battles impossible odds in a case that will not only change her life but the laws of Texas as well.
American Violet Inspired By A True Story
Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse American Violet for showing that police will offer "deals" to get a person to confess even when innocent.