Second Shot investigates the complexities of the US parole process through the lens of one of New York’s most examined murders of the early 90’s: a shootout on Christmas night during a screening of Godfather III. Through intimate storytelling from both the victim and perpetrator, the film exposes the impossibility of using punishment as a form of healing.
The film balances two perspectives: Chad Hall, whose 15-year-old younger brother, Tremain was killed Christmas night, 1990, and Lawrence Bartley, who at the age of 17, was convicted of that crime. Bolstered by experts within the criminal legal system, as well as the lived experiences of Chad and Lawrence, the film asks the question, is lifetime incarceration of minors the only form of currency that will repay the debt of a violent crime?
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