The Corridor had its World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October 2017. We had two sold out screenings sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle, and the film received the San Francisco Film Critics Award for Best Bay Area Documentary. We had a panel discussion opening night, moderated by Chronicle investigative reporter Karen de Sa, and featuring subjects from the film, including Bethany Vollmer, Terese Bravo, Tyson Amir, Lt. Robert DeBiasio and film editor and producer Linda Peckham.
We are now in our 7th week of editing with our editor Linda Peckham. We have whittled more than 100 hours of footage down to a two-hour version of the film, and over the next several weeks we will be working hard to create a cohesive structure and compelling narrative. We expect to have a 80-minute rough cut to screen by late September, and to submit to the Sundance Documentary Fund for consideration. We also have begun researching composers and hope to hire someone to compose original music for the film in September.
As you have probably noticed, the news is filled with stories about the problems in our criminal justice system and the bipartisan push for reform. This is already emerging as a key platform issue for the 2016 presidential election. We feel an urgency to finish the film and get it out into the world where it can add to the conversation and make a real difference. Once again, we are humbled by your support of the film and the story we want to tell. We will keep you updated in the coming weeks on our progress.
Leila day of KALW public radio talks with filmmakers Annelise Wunderlich & Richard O’Connell about the 5 Keys charter school and their documentary film in the making: The Corridor.
Listen to: The Corridor: Documenting Education in Jail – 9:58
Jail to School Pipeline: What are real alternatives to #massincarceration? #jail2school
Our Hosts will be:
Glenn E. Martin @justleadersusa, advocate, Just Leadership USA
Khalil Cumberbatch @KhaCumberbatch, advocate, Legal Action Center
Laura Gomez @lg_lauragomez, actor, Orange is the New Black
Sunny Schwartz, @sunnyschwartz, co-founder of Five Keys Charter School & author of Dreams from the Monster Factory
Annelisse Wunderlich & Richard O’Connell: @CorridorDoc, a documentary film about the nation’s first high school inside an adult jail.