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USA | 56 minutes | Online screening | Dir. Marc Kornblatt and William Roache
Join us on Thursday, March 11th at 6:00pm for a discussion with documentarian Mark Kornblatt about his documentary film Dostoevsky Behind Bars. The film was with UW grad students and was shot here in Madison as well as in Oregon, WI.
About the film:
In this full-length documentary, prison inmates at a minimum-security prison and graduate students study literature together and talk about why what they’re doing matters. The film, which wona Golden Badger Award at the Wisconsin Film Festival, has also been an official selection of the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, as well as the Kansas , Louisville, Julien Dubuque , (In)Justice and Oneota international film festivals.
You can watch the movie for free on Refugee Film's YouTube channel through the link below.
About Marc Kornblatt:
Born in Edison, NJ, Marc Kornblatt started out as an actor in New York City after college (Brandeis Univ.). He turned to playwriting, earned an MA in journalism (NYU), wrote for magazines and newspapers, published children’s books, married, moved to the Midwest, became a father and then returned to college in his mid 40’s to earn an education degree.
Teaching at an elementary school with a large underprivileged population, he began making music videos with students. That led to short narratives, documentaries and the founding of Refuge Films. He has since produced more than 150 short films, four feature-length documentaries — Street Pulse, What I Did In Fifth Grade, In Search of America, Dostoevsky Behind Bars, and the award-winning web series, Minuteman and Rock Regga.
In 2019, he moved with his wife to Tel Aviv, where he has produced the award-winning web series Rock Regga together with documentaries filmed in East and West Jerusalem, and the disputed territory around Bethlehem.
The discussion with Marc will be held on Zoom, and is open to anyone who is interested.
The event is intended for anyone interested. We hope to see you there!