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The Work (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 September 2017 (UK)
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Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation.

Directors:

Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous (co-director)
5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
James McLeary James McLeary ... Himself (as James)
Alvin 'Bud' Wheeler Alvin 'Bud' Wheeler ... Himself (as Bud)
Eldra 'Vegas' III Jackson Eldra 'Vegas' III Jackson ... Himself (as Vegas)
Thaddeus Boudreaux Thaddeus Boudreaux ... Himself (as Thaddeus)
Aaron Ortega-Piddington Aaron Ortega-Piddington ... Himself (as Aaron)
Brian Nazarof Brian Nazarof ... Himself (as Brian)
Charles Tate Jr. Charles Tate Jr. ... Himself (as Charles)
Dante Granville Dante Granville ... Himself (as Dante)
Bharataji Joplin Bharataji Joplin ... Himself (as Bharataji)
Robert Staedel Robert Staedel ... Himself (as Bob)
Donald 'Don' Morrison Donald 'Don' Morrison ... Himself (as Don)
Neseli 'Kiki' Tagoai Neseli 'Kiki' Tagoai ... Himself (as Kiki)
Richard 'Rick' Misener Richard 'Rick' Misener ... Himself (as Rick)
Manuel Ruiz Manuel Ruiz ... Himself (as Manny)
Rob Allbee Rob Allbee ... Himself (as Rob)
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Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,286, 29 October 2017

Gross USA:

$5,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,554
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Blanket Fort Media See more »
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Director Jairus McLeary was inspired to make the film after being one of the first civilian volunteers to help out at the sessions depicted in Folsom Prison. This was at the invitation of his father. He was initially dubious but his curiosity about what goes on within the walls of a maximum security prison persuaded him to take part. See more »

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Powerful, Intense and Deeply Moving
17 March 2017 | by dialminterSee all my reviews

The Work is a masterful film. It shows raw and powerful emotions, in a context that is entirely surprising. This film moves because it illustrates that, fundamentally, men inside and outside prison actually have the same types of issues. By so doing, you realise how we on the "outside" share similar baggage with those in prison, even the most hardened criminals. It's a film that cannot leave your neutral.


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