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SAN FRANCISCO– Screening of LIFE AFTER LIFE, followed by panel discussion
August 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
SAN FRANCSICO– Screening of LIFE AFTER LIFE Documentary film at SF Public Library Koret Auditorium (Grover Street Entrance: Grove St & Hyde St)
Life After Life follows the stories of Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they are forced to reconcile their perception of themselves with a reality they are unprepared for.
Each struggles to overcome personal demons and reconstruct their fractured lives. Grappling with day-to-day challenges and striving for success, they work to reconnect with family and provide for themselves for the first time in their adult lives.
Told in an unadorned verite style, you will experience the truth of their heartaches and triumphs. As their stories unfold over weeks, months and years, the precarious nature of freedom after incarceration in America is revealed.
Following the film, join us for an exciting panel discussion featuring:
- Tamara Perkins Life After Life (filmmaker and moderator)
- You can view the trailer here
- You can register for the event here. Note: The Koret’s capacity is 235 guests. We’ll hold seats for registered guests until 5:45pm.
5 – 5:3o pm Meet and Greet
5:30 pm Screening
6:45 pm Spoken Word
6:50 pm Panel Discussion featuring filmmaker and film participants
7:20 pm Closing Remarks
LIFE AFTER LIFE is a tool and resource for those undertaking the justice system reform movement. It includes a screening, accompanying viewing guide, and educational curriculum. With a holistic approach we can engage on local and national levels and within verticals of the movement from mass incarceration to juvenile incarceration and generational family trauma.
The documentary follows Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they are forced to reconcile their perception of themselves with a reality they are unprepared for. Life After Life is unique in its access, style and focus, with the participants playing a significant role in documenting and telling their own stories. Told in an unadorned verite style, we experience the precarious nature of freedom after incarceration in America.
LIFE AFTER LIFE began in 2007 when the participants in the film approached Tamara Perkins to tell their story. As members of Perkins’ yoga class at San Quentin State Prison and with Perkins’ own experience as a crime survivor and justice impacted family member they felt she could facilitate an insider’s perspective. The film is praised by both the community at large and justice impacted individuals, family members and loved ones. Read Perkins’ article about her holistic approach to engagement at:
LIFE AFTER LIFE is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project Grant.