An hour-long documentary by Brian Hill
Plus selected shorts
The online box office will close between 5 and 6 PM on the day of the show after which time tickets may be purchased at the door.
Saturday, July 29th, 2006
8:30 - Live Music by Kelly Slusher
9:00 - Showtime
On the lawn of Automotive High School | CLICK for DIRECTIONS
50 Bedford Ave, between N. 12th and Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
In the event of rain the show is indoors at the same location.
In the past ten years, the female prison population in the UK has risen by 173%. Prison is a different experience for women, who are more likely to suffer mental health difficulties and to self-harm than men. Nearly half have children under 16 and far more women prisoners are foreign, many of them drug mules. The stories told by the women of Downview Prison in Surrey have been transformed into a musical by the team that produced Feltham Sings. Mixing music and interviews, director Brian Hill, lyricist Simon Armitage and composer Simon Boswell facilitate each prisoner to find a unique musical voice. The result raises questions not only about sentencing, but about the effectiveness of prison itself.
The feature will be preceded by two short films.
Official Website: http://www.rooftopfilms.com