Tuesday, November 3, 2015
7:00 – Reception (Complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided)
7:30 p.m. – Screening
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
To attend, please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, November 3rd to firstname.lastname@example.org
Directed by Richard O'Connell and Annelise Wunderlich
Is there any hope for California's justice system? The state's recidivism rate is often the highest in the country. And with the passage in 2011 of California's historic "realignment" law, more than 25,000 low-level offenders were transferred to county jail facilities from state prisons.
Enter the Five Keys Charter School, the first high school built inside an adult county jail—an innovative experiment that dares to dream that the incarcerated can re-integrate successfully into society. "The Corridor" captures one semester inside the school, following the setbacks, divisions, and victories within this fragile ecosystem—from the student inmates, to the teachers and law enforcement staff. Along the way, O'Connell and Wunderlich's incisive and thoughtful film explores the shifting boundaries between punishment and rehabilitation at a time when California—and the nation—is questioning what justice really means.
Moderator: Ariana Garfinkel
Independent film producer and FilmHouse Resident at the San Francisco Film Society, Ariana Garfinkel produced the award-winning feature documentary "Boys of Summer," distributed by Tribeca Film and broadcast by ESPN, PBS and Sundance Channel. Other credits include "Nuns on the Bus," "Symphony of the Soil," "Wrenched," and "Trumbo." She is currently producing the feature documentary "Best and Most Beautiful Things" and a narrative feature film titled "Glass" by director Lily Baldwin.
Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories is KQED's showcase of the best independently produced documentaries about the Golden State.
Broadcast year-round on KQED's television channels, Truly CA brings audiences original and entertaining stories from Mount Shasta to the Mojave Desert, from San Francisco to San Diego.