Metropolitan Opera & Metrograph Team Up to Present Oscar Winning Film ‘Dead Man Walking’

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera and the Metrograph are teaming up for a presentation of the Oscar-winning film “Dead Man Walking.”

The screening is being presented as a preamble to the premiere of the Met Opera’s new production of the American composer Jack Heggie’s “Dead Man Walking.”

The film will be screened at the Metrograph on Sept. 24 and will include a post-screening discussion with civil rights activist and best-selling author Sister Helen Prejean and filmmaker Tim Robbins. The screening will be held at 3:15 p.m..

Robbins’s 1995 film adaptation of the same name stars Susan Sarandon in her Oscar-winning performance as Sister Helen, a Roman Catholic nun who becomes spiritual advisor to convicted murderer and rapist Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn).