BLANKETFORT MEDIA PRESENTS
A MCLEARY BROTHERS FILM
CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED FILM “THE WORK” COMES TO NEVADA COUNTY
Award-Winning Film Makes its Northern California Debut in Grass Valley
KNOW & GO:
When: Thursday, January 25 at 7 PM One time showing only
Where: Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill St. Grass Valley CA 95945
Prison Art will be on Display and for Sale at the Inside Circle Foundation Info Table
GRASS VALLEY, CALIF – Jan. 5, 2018 – Sierra Theatres will be hosting a one-time screening of “The Work” at the Del Oro Theatre on Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m. The film won the Grand Jury Award at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, and was named the second best documentary of 2017 by Rolling Stone magazine.
Set inside a single room in New Folsom Prison, “The Work” follows three men from the outside as they participate in four days of intensive group therapy alongside maximum security convicts. Over the course of the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. “The Work” offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanizing tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.
The Del Oro screening will be attended by staff from Inside Circle Foundation, the not for profit prison outreach organization responsible for the four-day Inside Circle sessions. Following the showing of The Work, Inside Circle staff will discuss the film and host a Q&A session. Several paroled ex-convicts from the film are also expected to be in attendance.
“It’s fitting that Nevada County is host to the NorCal debut of The Work, as this community has been a key participant in programs at New Folsom,” said Rob Albee, co-founder of Inside Circle Foundation. “Countless men and women from Grass Valley and Nevada City have volunteered behind the walls at New Folsom, from support groups to poetry classes, 4-day sessions to music trainings and performances. Including the Historical Broadcast of Michael Franti & Spearhead 2006”.
About Inside Circle Foundation
The Inside Circle Foundation (ICF) is a California not-for-profit organization dedicated to the personal growth of men in prison with the net result being a reduction of prison violence within the facility and lower recidivism when inmates parole. ICF provides emotional literacy and behavioral change trainings and weekly support groups, helping inmates take behavioral, emotional and spiritual responsibility for their lives. The ICF creates environments in which prisoners can safely work and explore the issues that have prevented them from living up to their full potential as human beings.
The founders of ICF have been working with inmates and establishing weekly support groups within Folsom Sate Prison and CSP Sacramento since 1997. More information is at insidecircle.org