Brady Sims shoots and kills his son, who has just been convicted and sentenced to Angola Prison. In front of the emptying courthouse, Brady's act is witnessed by many. Mapes, the small town sheriff, gives Brady 2 hours to take care of his business, and rookie reporter, Louis Guerin, is assigned the story. Guerin observes and listens in the town barber shop, as the old men reveal black stories about Brady and his son and this tragic day. Powerful storytelling in distinctive voices generate the truth about this legendary man, Brady Sims!