Watch a screening of the film “Brian Banks,” about a Poly High School student wrongly convicted of rape, on Tuesday in Santa Monica ahead of its wide release Aug. 9.

The screening is part of KCET’s Summer Cinema Series and will include a Q&A with producer Amy Baer and the titular subject Brian Banks.

The film follows Banks’ quest to become exonerated with the help of the California Innocence Project. He’s spoken about his experience numerous times, including in Long Beach.

Banks pleaded no contest to rape in 2002 after being falsely accused by his classmate. He was a junior in high school and had already committed to playing for USC.

He was imprisoned for more than five years with a five-year parole during which he was ordered to wear a GPS tracking device.

Four years into his parole sentence, he was able to prove his innocence when he recorded his accuser admitting to lying about the rape. She had reached out to help to make amends.

In 2012, his conviction was overturned with the help of the California Innocence Project.

The film will screen at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the Aero Theatre, located at 1328 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica. Admission is $30. For more information click here.

Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.