Getting Out

David Bagnall and George C. Stoney, 2005, 58 minutes

F.R.E.E. Film Forum

A documentary film by David Bagnall and George Stoney featuring current inmates from New York's Sing Sing Correctional Facility as well as former inmates attempting to reestablish their lives after years of incarceration. Inspired by the Rehabilitation Through the Arts theater workshop program at Sing Sing, the film examines the importance of creativity and artistic expression both inside and outside the prison walls.

 "There are two and a quarter million people behind bars in the U.S. About 600,000 are due for release in the next 12 months, most of them with no preparation for what awaits them on the outside. It isn't surprising that more than half will be behind bars again within another year — back to the only security they know."