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Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
 
Short Documentary
40 minutes
2013
Director(s): Edgar Barens
USA
Sun 09:30 am Armory
Synopsis
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall is a moving cinema vérité documentary that breaks through the walls of one of America’s oldest maximum security prisons. It tells the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner, and the hospice volunteers — they themselves prisoners — who care for him. An affecting account of how the hospice experience profoundly touches lives, inside and out of prison.
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Short Documentary
23 minutes
2013
Director(s): Jason Cohen
USA
Sun 09:30 am Armory
Synopsis
At 13, Matthew Boger was thrown out of his home for being gay. While living on the streets of Hollywood, he was savagely beaten by neo-Nazi skinheads. Worlds collide when a chance meeting 25 years later brings him face to face with Tim Zaal, one of his attackers. They embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to grapple with their beliefs and fears, and leads to an improbable friendship. [mature]

Read an interview with Director Jason Cohen on our blog!
 
Short Film
31 minutes
2012
Director(s): Xavier Legrand
France
 
Sun 09:30 am Armory
Synopsis
Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works. The urgency of her situation intensifies as she’s forced to make one life-altering decision after another with only moments to spare. [mature, subtitles]
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