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Lone Star States

INCENDIARY: The Willingham Case

Director: Steve Mims, Joe Bailey, Jr.

World Premiere |  Documentary Feature |  USA |  2010 |  HDCAM |  104 MIN


In 1991, Cameron Todd Willingham’s three daughters died in a Corsicana, Texas house fire. Tried and convicted for their arson murders, Willingham was executed in February 2004 despite overwhelming expert criticism of the prosecution’s arson evidence. Today, Willingham's name has become a call for reform in the field of forensics and a rallying cry for the anti-death penalty movement; yet he remains an indisputable "monster" in the eyes of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ignored the science that could have saved Willingham’s life. Equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama, INCENDIARY documents the haunted legacy of a prosecution built on “folklore.”


Director: Steve Mims, Joe Bailey, Jr.

Producer: Steve Mims, Joe Bailey, Jr., Reid Nelson

Cast: ART DIRECTOR: Kakii Keenan

Cinematographer: Steve Mims, Joe Bailey, Jr.

Editor: Steve Mims

Sound: Joe Bailey, Jr.

Music: Graham Reynolds

Director Bio


Steve Mims's award-winning shorts and features have screened in festivals and on television. He teaches at UT Austin. INCENDIARY is UT Law graduate Joe Bailey, Jr.’s first feature-length film. He works as a cinematographer and sound recordist in Austin.


Print Source

Name: Steve Mims


Phone: 5127504672


Screening Time

Saturday March 12



Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave


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