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SXSW Grand Jury Prize Winner THE WORK a Story of Redemption, Renewal

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ONE OF THE YEAR’S MOST ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS

Opens in New York on Friday, October 20
Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, October 27
National Rollout Will Follow 

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, "The Work" follows three men from 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.
“The Orchard was blown away by the power and intimacy of The Work, a film that presents prison, violence, masculinity, and vulnerability in an unprecedented way.”
– Danielle DiGiacomo, Vice President of Acquisitions, The Orchard
"The Work" showcases the unique approach of the non-profit Inside Circle, which helps prisoners and parolees heal from the inside. 

According to the organization, The Inside Circle Foundation focuses on reducing prison violence, lowering recidivism, and guiding inmates through healing that allows for meaningful lives after release.

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