“Lives Behind Bars,” a free film discussion series, creates conversation about impacts of incarceration on individuals and their communities. Discussions about the films are informal and open to all.
The May film, Shakespeare Behind Bars, follows a group of actors incarcerated at Luther Luckett Correctional Facility in Louisville, Kentucky over the course of a year as they rehearse for a performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest. As they explore the play's themes of vengeance, justice, and mercy, troupe members reflect too on their own pasts and crimes. This award-winning documentary premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
Discussions take place in Hickok Hall on the Coe College campus. Shakespeare Behind Bars will be shown in Kesler Auditorium in Hickok Hall Sunday May 22 at 2:00, Tuesday May 24 at 7:00, and Thursday May 26 at 5:15, preceding the discussion. It is also available through the public library streaming service Kanopy.
For more information, please visit Coe College's website.