9.0/10
10
4 user

Poetic Justice Project (2011)

This film takes a powerful and in-depth look at a California theater company called Poetic Justice Project, which is comprised of formerly incarcerated writers, artists, musicians and ... See full summary »

Director:

Matthew J. Evans (as Matthew Evans)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew J. Evans ... Narrator
Edit

Storyline

This film takes a powerful and in-depth look at a California theater company called Poetic Justice Project, which is comprised of formerly incarcerated writers, artists, musicians and actors who perform original plays that examine the topics of crime, punishment and redemption. Begun in 2009 by Deborah Tobola, former Managing Director of Arts in Corrections at a California prison, Poetic Justice Project provides a powerful opportunity for formerly incarcerated individuals to find their way back into society through the arts, and helps bring greater understanding and important information about prison life to the general population. Written by LE

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Film About Ex-Inmate Play Makes the Case for Prison Arts Programs
1 February 2011 | by g-saintamandSee all my reviews

This is a very well done, brief documentary about the play "Off the Hook," made by a remarkable young filmmaker. The film is true to the play, capturing the enthusiasm and commitment of the actors, all of who are former inmates on the road to recovery through involvement in performing arts. The film makes a strong case for re-introducing education including arts back into the California prison system, as well as re-entry programs. The film also demonstrates the importance for participants of working as a team in a shared cause, as a means of overcoming racial divides. Many of the actors express the hope of reaching youth who are at risk of incarceration, as a means of partially repaying their debt to society, and reconnecting with the community.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed