A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Three Tribeca 2020 Shorts: MR SOMEBODY, SARIA and SOLITARY
Bam, a member of the Crips tries to sort out life after spending almost two decades in prison.
Moving film about a man struggling to find a way forward. We listen to him talk while loking over the streets and places that made him who he is.
Beak tale of two orphan sisters suffering abuse at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala. Bleak heart breaking narrative recounts what life was like in the home in the days leading up to a horrific tragedy where 41 young women burned to death because the warders wouldn't open the doors despite the cries of fire and the screams of the dying. A fun time this is not.
The story of three people's experience with solitary confinement.
A bracing scream into the night about the terrible things that one experiences while in solitary confinement. Its a film that will rattle you and make you reconsider what you reconsider what you think what solitary confinement truly is.
Oddly the most troubling thing is the story of one woman's experience of being pregnant in jail. It is one of the saddest stories you'll hear all year.
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