The Work

The Work
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gethin Aldous, Jairus McLeary
  • UK release: 8 September 2017

Documentary about a group therapy session in California’s Folsom State Prison; twice a year, members of the public are allowed to join prisoners and the film follows three men from one session. Filmmakers McLeary and Aldous clearly earned the mens’ trust, in an acutely observed and emotional journey about vulnerability and masculinity.

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The Atkinson, Southport (0.0 miles)

Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB
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The Work

4 Sep 20174 stars

Award-winning penal system documentary that offers a fresh perspective on the subject

Crime and punishment are viewed from a fresh perspective in The Work, a wide-ranging documentary that won the Grand Jury Award at this year's SXSW. An acutely observed account of a group therapy session within the walls of Folsom State Prison, it…

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