Q&A with ‘The Phantom’ director Patrick Forbes

“The Phantom” director, Patrick Forbes, joined the Montana Innocence Project for a Q&A following a free screening of the film at the Missoula Public Library on September 14. “The Phantom” tells the story of Carlos DeLuna, a man who was executed in 1989 for the murder of Wanda Lopez at a gas station in Corpus Christi, Texas. But evidence uncovered by a Columbia University law professor and his team revealed mounting evidence of DeLuna’s innocence. In the Q&A, Forbes spoke with MTIP Executive Director, Amy Sings In The Timber, about the death penalty, the process of filming the documentary in Corpus Christi, and issues relating to official misconduct and racism against Hispanic and LatinX people in the criminal legal system.