How Director Madeleine Sackler Sought Authenticity in O.G.
In a conversation with The Vera Institute of Justice, Sackler, alongside screenwriter Stephen Belber, actor David Patrick Kelly, and activist Wesley Caines, emphasized the desire to represent a true prison experience.
“One could even say that they aren’t really prison films, according to the traditional mechanics of the genre. There’s no rape, no evil warden, no solitary-confinement montage. Prison is the village where they live.” THE NEW…Read more
“The performances are exceptionally strong, both by the free-to-leave professional actors (especially Jeffrey Wright, who plays Louis, the “O.G.” of the title, an older inmate on the verge of release) and by the incarcerated neophytes.”Read more
Director Madeleine Sackler and Jeffrey Wright share insights on shooting inside a maximum security prison and how filmmaking can be used to rehabilitate.Read more