Visions of Justice: “Road to Return” Film Screening | SF
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San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Submitted by the Event Organizer
SFPL’s The Bridge at Main and The Reentry Council of San Francisco invite you to join us for a film series exploring themes of reentry, juvenile and criminal justice. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by a local community organization.
The next film in the series, Road to Return, is sponsored by the Reentry Council of San Francisco and The Bridge at Main.
Over half of ex-cons who are released from prison will commit another crime and return within three years. Road to Return, narrated by Tim Robbins, is the story of a black ex-bank robber an a white college professor who unite to create the nation’s leading aftercare program, helping ex-cons return not to crime but to society as productive citizens. Road to Return compellingly examines a compassionate alternative to “lock em up and throw away the key.”
Road to Return has received excellent reviews in The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The Times-Picayune and other papers. The film also created a groundswell throughout the country for prison aftercare and rehabilitation. The film screened for Congress, resulting in a bill that funded the aftercare program in 6 other states; a program that brought recidivism down from an average of 85% to 5% among its graduates.
There will be a discussion panel following the film.