Shakespeare Behind Bars

Shakespeare Behind Bars
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Talking Picture
Sunday, January 15, 12:30 PM
Camelot Theatres
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Shakespeare Behind Bars
USA, 2005, 93 Minute Running Time
Topics: Documentary, Political
Program: Non Fiction Features
Language: English

Take Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest, cast it with a group of inmates who are part of an innovative rehabilitation program at Kentucky's Luther Lucket prison, and watch the sparks fly. This revelatory film about a group of hard-timers coming to grips with their past actions in the course of preparing to stage their annual Shakespearian presentation casts a spotlight on acting as therapy, as director Hank Rogerson embarks on a year-long journey with the Shakespeare Behind Bars theatre troupe.

As part of our Talking Pictures program, the screening of Shakespeare Behind Bars will be followed by a discussion with the film's creators, focusing on the Shakespeare Behind Bars program and on the ways in which the craft of acting both reflects and illuminates reality.

DIRECTOR: Hank Rogerson
Producer: Jilann Spitzmiller
Editor: Victor Livingston
Screenwriter: Hank Rogerson
Cinematographer: Shana Hagan
Music: James Wesley Stemple
Filmography: Debut Feature

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