‘O.G.’: Film Review
Jeffrey Wright plays an inmate near the end of his sentence in the first dramatic feature by documentarian Madeleine Sackler.
“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
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.Read more