The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)
Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Brett Story and Angela Zito (NYU)

Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm
Michelson Theater
NYU Department of Cinema Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor


More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs. 

Presented by the Center for Religion and Media in collaboration with the Department of Cinema Studies.