GUEST HOUSEDirected by Hannah Dweck, Yael Luttwak
- Southern Features
- Biography, Health, Human Interest, Mental Health, Politics, Southern Stories, Women's Interest
- 75 mins
- Arkansas State premiere
Facing a diminished future in the wake of opioid addiction, Grace, Maddison, and Selena are admitted into an all-women’s prison reentry house in Northern Virginia. Through art therapy, group sessions, and shared house duties, genuine friendships develop alongside the promise of a second chance. As the women candidly reveal to the camera the contours of their hopes and dreams, documentarians Yael Luttwak and Hannah Dweck delicately mine the complexity of social reintegration and cycles of poverty in America’s lower class. This empathetic portrait, filmed over an eventful year, is an expose of systemic injustices as demonstrated by these driven, witty, and inspiring.
In Person: Filmmaker, Hannah Dweck
PRODUCERS: Hannah Dweck, Yael Luttwak
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Andy Schwartz
EDITORS: Carol Slatkin, Greg O’Toole
Directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon
In one of America’s most notorious prisons, female inmates fight for reform and continue to give birth at alarmingly high rates while incarcerated.