The Tempest - as performed by a cast of hard-bitten cons, many lifers, inside for violent crimes. This powerful documentary follows the dramatic production group at The Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, Kentucky. Every year a group of inmates present a Shakespearean play - this year The Tempest with its penetrating focus on forgiveness and redemption.
Filled with fascinating revelations, Shakespeare Behind Bars makes us question the labels we apply to these convicted men. As we watch them grapple with the parallels between their characters and personal experiences, we begin to appreciate and respect them as thinking, feeling individuals.
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Special Jury Prize for Feature Documentary - Independent Film Festival Boston
Best Feature Documentary Award - Bethel Film Festival
Best of Show Award - Bendfilm Festival
Nominee: Grand Jury Prize - Sundance