The Work

July 17-19 Only!

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men from the outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated 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.

"Extraordinarily moving, a visceral experience. Whether you buy into the techniques on display or not, it's a privilege to witness these men take themselves, and one another, over the edge.'" (Simran Hans, The Guardian)

Join us for an Afterwords following the screening on July 17. Afterwords is Ragtag’s discussion series where we invite special guests to help us better understand a new movie.

AFTERWORDS is supported by the Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs.