Shakespeare Behind Bars (Screening)

Fri Apr 19 2024 at 07:30 pm

FIM Capitol Theatre | Flint

The Capitol Theatre
Publisher/HostThe Capitol Theatre
Shakespeare Behind Bars (Screening)

Winner of numerous festival awards and a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury nomination, Shakespeare Behind Bars follows a year in the life of the renowned Shakespeare Behind Bars troupe at Luther Luckett Correctional Facility in Louisville, Kentucky.
Led by director Curt Tofteland, whose innovative work began in the mid-1990s, the prisoners cast themselves in roles reflecting their personal history and fate. Their individual stories, including information about their heinous crimes, are brilliantly interwoven with the plot of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest." As the inmates delve deeply into the characters they portray, they are forced to confront their personal demons.
The result is an extraordinary story about the creative process and the power of art to heal and redeem–in a place where the very act of participation in theatre is a human triumph and a means of personal liberation.
Shakespeare Behind Bars is a film by Hank Rogerson and Jilann Spitzmiller. Rogerson and Spitzmiller are a husband and wife team that has collaborated on projects for over 30 years, including the award-winning documentaries Still Dreaming, Homeland, & Circle of Stories.
Pre- and post-screening discussion/Q&A with Curt Tofteland

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

FIM Capitol Theatre, 140 East 2nd St,Flint,MI,United States


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