Film: 'Mothers of Bedford'

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November 15, 2011


Jacob Burns Film Center


Tween, Teen, Adult


Description: Many parents find it hard to imagine being away from a child for a week, much less a decade or two. Focusing on a unique program at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, "Mothers of Bedford" explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on five mothers and their children, asking if it's possible to become a better parent while serving time. McShane also keeps a sharp eye on the dramatic family stories that unfold over time, revealing the challenges that emerge at every juncture of a life that's been bowed by the prison system. Q&A Nov. 15: filmmaker Jenifer McShane, advocate Bobby Blanchard, film editor Toby Shimin, followed by a reception.

Address: 364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: 914-747-5555


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