GMP Poet Spoon Jackson is one of the subjects of Michel Wenzler’s complex portrait of prison life, in its US premiere at MOMA on February 20.
The U.S. premiere of At Night I Fly is at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 20th!
The screening at MoMA will be followed by a discussion with director Michel Wenzer and producer Tobias Janson.
From the program: “Most of the prisoners at New Folsom, a maximum-security prison in Sacramento, California, are serving life sentences, and they must cope on a daily basis not only with the crimes they committed but also with prison’s punishing isolation, hopelessness, and violence. To that end, participants in New Folsom’s Arts in Correction Facilitation program learn to express themselves through poetry readings, gospel choirs, playing musical instruments, and discussion groups. Survival, however, is a deeply personal process that each must chart for himself. Eschewing a simple narration of redemption, Wenzler assembles a complex portrait of prison life. At Night I Fly won the Swedish Guldbagge Award in 2011 for best documentary.”
Watch the trailer here:
This was previously published on Spoon Jackson Realness Network.