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