The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption, 1994. Photo courtesy of Photofest.

(1994, directed by Frank Darabont, 142 mins., R)

In this Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award winner, a banker (Tim Robbins) is convicted for life for murder. He befriends a seasoned lifer (Morgan Freeman) and plans escape in this extraordinary tale of perseverance, survival, and friendship.

Janet Maslin of The New York Times writes: “Without a single horrific effect, it tells a slow, gentle story of camaraderie and growth, with an ending [of] poetic justice.”

The Shawshank Redemption is screening as part of The National Bank of Indianapolis 2012 Summer Nights Film Series.

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN