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To and from 1967: A Rebellion with Martin Sostre is presented in collaboration with the Justice & Opportunity Series of Open Buffalo, Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester, NY), the Communication Department at Buffalo State College, the Frank E. Merriweather Library, and presented as part of Just Buffalo’s Civil Writes Project in partnership with Just Buffalo Literary Center. This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

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Screenings

To and From 1967: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

Brett Story, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, 2015

Saturday, November 18
4pm
@ Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208 (map)
Free and open to the general public

With Brett Story in person. The screening will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Meg Knowles.

An ingenious, prismatic approach with a consistent formal beauty. — Variety

As part of To and From 1967: A Rebellion with Martin Sostre, Squeaky Wheel is excited to present of the acclaimed documentary, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes with director Brett Story in person.

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, 90min, 2015, USA
More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs.

Bio
Brett Story is a writer and independent non-fiction filmmaker based out of Toronto and New York. Her films have screened at True/False, Oberhausen, Hot Docs, the Viennale, and Dok Leipzig, among other festivals. Her first feature-length film, the award-winning Land of Destiny (2010), screened internationally and was broadcast on both Canadian and American television. Her second feature documentary, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016) was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Canadian Feature Documentary at Hot Docs, the Prize for Best Canadian Documentary at the DOXA Documentary Festival, and a Special Jury Mention at the Camden International Film Festival. The film will be broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens in 2017. Her journalism and film criticism have appeared in such outlets as CBC Radio and The Nation magazine, and she is currently completing a book manuscript for the University of California Press titled The Prison out of Place. Brett holds a PhD in geography from the University of Toronto and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She was the recipient of the Documentary Organization of Canada Institute’s 2014 New Visions Award and the 2016 Governor General’s Gold Medal from the University of Toronto for academic excellence. Brett is a 2016-2017 Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Fellow.