THE WORK

MONDAY, JULY 10 at 5:00 PM
CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER

Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director
Jairus McLeary
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, by Driftwood Kitchen, and music!

Dirs. Gethin Aldous and Jairus McLeary | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2017 | 87 min.

Filmed within California’s famous Folsom State Prison, this emotionally riveting documentary follows three men from the outside as they participate in a tense four-day group therapy retreat. This visceral collaborative approach to rehabilitation forces all involved to confront their anger and regrets. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undergo exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in surprising ways.

“Imagine a Tony Robbins session with a bunch of testosterone-fueled convicts...
The Work may very well be the most powerful group therapy ever caught on camera.”
– Eric Kohn, IndieWire

Winner of the Grand Jury Award for Documentary Feature at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival

 

Members $5  /  General Admission $10
Work on Martha's Vineyard? An Island workers discount is also available

 

Thank you to the screening sponsors Monina von Opel & Edward Miller