The Work (2017)
First screened in December 2019
Director: Jairus McLeary. Documentary about a biannual four-day group-therapy session in Folsom State Prison, where inmates facilitate workshops for themselves and for non-incarcerated visitors to process and expurgate various damage their souls have sustained.

Twitter Capsule: Potent enough as an emotional experience. Productively complex in its politics. Vivid sound. Tight structure. Don't miss!

VOR:   Rare document of incarceration as lived experience and of rehabilitative journeys. Bracing lament of masculinity and its many vicissitudes.

Photo © 2017 Blanketfort Media/The Orchard

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

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