New Documentary On 131-Mile Walk In Support For Julius Jones To Air At Tower Theatre


Friday, March 5th 2021, 5:50 am
By: Caleb Califano


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma's pardon and parole board will begin the process of deciding Monday if death row inmate Julius Jones will receive a commuted sentence after being convicted of killing Paul Howell in 1999. 

A documentary on his case and a group's 131-mile journey in support debuts Friday at the Tower Theatre.

The film focuses on Julius Jones' case, and the 131-mile walk local rapper and activist Jabee Williams and other supporters made from the state capitol to the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

Titled "New Year, New Justice," the special screening of the documentary will air just days before the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board plans to hear stage one of Jones' commutation request.

Williams hopes people who watch the documentary share the same emotion they had.

"I think watching it, people will do what we did during the walk. They will laugh and cry, we did all those things," he said.

The documentary is directed by James Ridley, also known as VideoHero. It airs Friday night at 5 and 8 p.m. at the Tower Theatre.

People can still get tickets at towertheatreokc.com.