Feature Film Program

The Work

A raw and revealing look into a Folsom Prison therapy retreat.

$15

Fri Aug 18 7:30 PM

The Film

The Work

Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous | U.S.A. | 87

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, "The Work" follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. Named the Best Feature Documentary at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, The Work offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanizing tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

Music

Aisha Badru

New York singer-songwriter Aisha Badru uses airy vocals and vivid lyrics to draw listeners into her world. Until somewhat recently, Aisha preferred the confines of her own bedroom for writing and recording music, but her deep desire to connect with people through her music eventually pushed her to share songs online. A few fans turned into a few thousand fans and blogs started to take notice. She self-released her debut EP Vacancy in 2015, and soon caught attention of the ad world when her beautifully moving song “Waiting Around” was selected for a Volkswagen viral campaign. Aisha is currently working on her full-length debut album, which will be released later this year (tba) on her new label home, Nettwerk Records.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open
8:00 PM
Live Music by Aisha Badru
8:30 PM
Film Begins
***Online ticket sales have closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

DUE TO RAIN THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO INDUSTRY CITY. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Venue

Industry City

274 36 Street. Brooklyn, NY 11232

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