SCREENING + CONVERSATION

Following the film, please join us for a conversation with Director STAFFAN JULÉN; leading Swedish criminologists from IFFR AMIR ROSTAMI and JERZY SARNECKI; and Film Protagonists “TWIN”, “HAPPY” and LONNIE MORRIS, president & Co-Founder, No More Tears.

Two prisoners at San Quentin experience, during their long prison sentences, an encounter with high culture that forever changes their lives. They are reluctantly cast in the prison’s theatrical production of  Waiting for Godot.

With the backdrop of daily violence and complete deprivation of freedom, the play soon becomes an isolated space for contemplation and self-reflection.

The leap to the theater stage is not as far as they had thought; after all, their upbringing in a gang environment has already laid the groundwork for a form of acting. Roles that they did not choose themselves, but that have led to the crimes that landed them each with a 30-year sentence.

Director: Staffan Julén (2023) 74 min.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26 • 7:00

$14. General | $10.50 Seniors & Youth | $8.50 CAFILM members