Night 1: September 17 at 4:30 pm PDT (encore screening at 7:05 pm PDT)
Pushout confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education.
(Directed by Jacoba Atlas, running time 79 minutes)[maxbutton id=”1″ url=” https://justiceontrialfilmfestival.net/index.php/pushout/” text=”Schedule and Free Tickets” ]
Night 3: September 19 at 4:30 pm PDT (encore screening at 6:45 pm PDT)
Attorney MiAngel Cody and her team have dedicated their lives helping people serving life sentences thanks to the Three Strikes Law. Their journey took them from prison to The White House, changing not only the lives of the incarcerated men they fight for, but their families and loved ones as well.
(Directed by Nicole Jones, running time 76 minutes)[maxbutton id=”1″ url=”https://justiceontrialfilmfestival.net/index.php/the-third-strike/” text=”Schedule and Free Tickets” ]
Night 5: September 21 at 5:30 pm PDT (encore screening at 7:15 pm PDT)
Meet 16 exonerees, a diverse group brought together by a common experience, a unique family to whom no one chooses to belong. They bare their souls, forever changed by the degradation they suffered. The Gathering tells the story of Witness to Innocence, the largest organization of death row exonerees in the country.
(Directed by Micki Dickoff, running time 24 minutes)[maxbutton id=”1″ url=”https://justiceontrialfilmfestival.net/index.php/the-gathering/” text=”Schedule and Free Tickets” ]
Night 2: September 18 at 4:30 pm PDT (encore screening at 6:50 pm PDT)
Belly of the Beast intimately chronicles the journey of women fighting reproductive injustice in their communities.
(Directed by Erika Cohn, running time 81 minutes)[maxbutton id=”1″ url=”https://justiceontrialfilmfestival.net/index.php/belly-of-the-beast/” text=”Schedule and Free Tickets” ]
Night 4: September 20 at 4:30 pm PDT (encore screening at 6:45 pm PDT)
Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund, who devoted $100 million from the sale of Roy Lichtenstein’s Masterpiece to found the Art for Justice Fund to address mass incarceration in the United States.
(Directed by Catherine Gund, running time 92 minutes)[maxbutton id=”1″ url=”https://justiceontrialfilmfestival.net/index.php/aggie/” text=”Schedule and Free Tickets” ]
Shown before each film
Hidden Lives Illuminated brings the often invisible stories of people living in prisons to light. The series features animated short films created by currently-incarcerated artists living in Pennsylvania correctional institutions.
The Trouble with Long Prison Terms by Justice Policy Institute, Open Society Foundations, BRAVE NEW FILMS
Special screening Monday, September 21st at 5:45 pm PST and 7:15 PM PST
Highlights from 2017’s JOTFF