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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . THE WORK

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Cleveland theatrical premiere!


United States | 2017 | Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous

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Spend part of Father’s Day in California’s Folsom State Prison with some tough, tattooed men whose crimes and incarceration may be traceable to absent or withholding dads. This rapturously reviewed documentary finds these maximum-security inmates participating in an intense, four-day group therapy session designed to help them control their rage and get in touch with their feelings. They are also called on to help three troubled strangers from the outside world who have voluntarily joined their circle. Has a 100% critics’ rating on RottenTomatoes. “Emotionally riveting…May very well be the most powerful group therapy ever caught on camera.” –Indiewire. DCP. 89 min.

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Sunday 6/17
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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