By Jeff Labrecque
October 15, 2010 at 05:23 PM EDT

The producers of the Hilary Swank movie Conviction, the new movie that tells the story of the woman who spends years of her life proving that her imprisoned brother (Sam Rockwell) is innocent of murder, responded to public complaints from the family of the real-life murder victim. In a statement, the producers said, “We have the deepest compassion and sympathy for the family of Katharina Brow and would like to arrange a private screening for Melrose and Charlie Brow. This will no doubt answer many of their questions surrounding the unthinkable and horrific tragedy that befell their mother.”

On Thursday, the Brows and their lawyer, Gloria Allred, held a press conference where they criticized the filmmakers for not reaching out to their family before making the movie.