Alfre Woodard has had a distinguished acting career, spanning five decades, with roles ranging from Winnie Mandela to a part in hit TV series Desperate Housewives. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and for much of her career she has been an activist and campaigner, speaking out against race discrimination in the movie business, and lending her support to the Democratic party. Have her art and her activism merged into one?
Peter Travers says Alfre Woodard brings the toll of the death penalty to life in her new film "Clemency." In this epsiode, Woodard talks about her role in the film and in "the village of acting."
* ABOUT PETER TRAVERS: Peter Travers an American film critic, author and journalist. For some 25 years, Travers has written for Rolling Stone. He personally screens nearly 400 movies per year and releases weekly reviews. Travers is the nation's most blurbed film critic, according to eFilmCritic.com. Travers is also host of ABC's "Popcorn With Peter Travers," where he interviews actors, directors and Broadway performers about their roles and their lives.
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