Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 24th February 11:30 AM - Theatre By The Lake

The Work

Director: Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous Country: USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2017 Length: 89 mins
2018 Festival
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Suggested to us by Matt Glasby, The Work is set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, it 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.

Thanks to Cinema for All

Critics

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Fascinating and deeply moving, this fly-on-the-wall doc about Folsom Prison's unconventional group therapy program packs a powerful punch.
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Matthew Turner



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