The Execution of Wanda Jean


1h 27m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Wanda Jean was sentenced to death in 1989 after she shot and killed her lover, Gloria Leathers, outside an Oklahoma City Police Station. The film finds her eleven years later, her execution date just months away. This documentary follows Wanda Jean's final months on death row, as she and her legal t

Film Details

Also Known As
Execution of Wanda Jean
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Seventh Art Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Wanda Jean was sentenced to death in 1989 after she shot and killed her lover, Gloria Leathers, outside an Oklahoma City Police Station. The film finds her eleven years later, her execution date just months away. This documentary follows Wanda Jean's final months on death row, as she and her legal team prepare for her clemency hearing, as she and her family, friends, and spiritual advisors have their final visits. At her clemency hearing, her attorneys argue that during her original trial, her defense failed to present crucial and potentially life-saving evidence: Wanda Jean had borderline mental retardation and brain damage. But the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, which in its thirty-year history had never granted clemency, denies Wanda Jean's plea.

Film Details

Also Known As
Execution of Wanda Jean
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Seventh Art Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

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Released in United States 2002

Released in United States Fall September 6, 2002

Released in United States January 2002

Released in United States July 2002

Released in United States on Video November 29, 2005

Shown at Cinequest 2002: The San Jose Film Festival February 21 - March 3, 2002.

Shown at OUTFEST 2002: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 11-22, 2002.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary/ in competition) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.

Aired as part of HBO's "America Undercover" series.

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at Cinequest 2002: The San Jose Film Festival February 21 - March 3, 2002.)

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary/ in competition) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.)

Released in United States July 2002 (Shown at OUTFEST 2002: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 11-22, 2002.)

Released in United States Fall September 6, 2002

Released in United States on Video November 29, 2005