Screening & Live Event
The Sentence

Part of 2019 Cinema Tropical Festival
Friday, February 1, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

With director Rudy Valdez in person

Dir. Rudy Valdez. United States. 2018, 85 mins. DCP. A lyrical, intimate story documented over ten years, The Sentence explores the devastating consequences of mass incarceration and mandatory minimum drug sentencing. Filmmaker Rudy Valdez tells the story of his older sister, Cindy Shank, a mother of three young children serving a fifteen-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement in a Michigan drug ring years before. The Sentence follows Cindy’s struggles to be present in her children's lives from behind bars and her daughters' experiences growing up without their mother at home, while her husband, parents, and siblings fight for her release before the last months of the Obama administration's Clemency Project.

Winner Best U.S. Latino Film 2018, Cinema Tropical Awards

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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