The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
Showings
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaMon, Mar 13 6:15 PM Buy
 
Film Info
Run Time:87 min
Director(s):Brett Story
Country:Canada, USA
Released:2016
Description

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One of the best and most important documentaries of 2016, Toronto native Brett Story’s The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a sharp and imaginative deconstruction of America’s prison-industrial complex that fixes its gaze not on the prison themselves but the economic and personal links to penitentiaries, charting the invisible links of the system and society. From a mining town in Kentucky dependent on a federal jail for employment, to a business that supplies prison-approved care packages to inmates and a tour through Quicken Loans corporate headquarters—12 vignettes together brilliantly compose a portrait of the inextricable bonds between mass incarceration and American life.

Director Brett Story will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Additional Information

Winner—Special Jury Prize, Canadian Feature Documentary, Hot Docs 2016

Variety - “An ingenious, prismatic approach.”

The New York Times - “An unsettling mural of systemic damage.”

The Village Voice - “Patient, observant.”