Join SCCC for a Screening (& Panel) of the HBO film “O.G.”
Join us for a special screening of HBO’s feature film O.G. Director Madeleine Sackler and Actor Kevin Jackson will join SCCC’s Director of Outreach Services, Marianne Diaz for a Q&A panel following the screening.
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:30pm
WLCAC – Tell It Theater
10950 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
O.G. takes an intimate and unflinching look at the journey of one man as he prepares for release and re-entry back into society after almost 25 years in prison. Filmed almost entirely at Pendleton maximum security prison it’s the first film of it’s kind, with many of the men currently incarcerated there able to be cast in acting roles and paid SAG union rates.
Starring Jeffery Wright (West World), the film premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, where Wright won the award for Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film. Theothus Carter and William Fichtner also star.
The screening will provide a unique opportunity for us to take a moment to pause and ask some hard questions based on what’s really happening within our prison walls and the role Mental Health and access to quality service has to play. The national discussion on mass incarceration demands truth and empathy, which can only come from real interactions with the actual people being affected by it and making space for their stories to be told.