A Woman on the Outside

Growing up, Kristal watched nearly every man in her life disappear to prison. She channeled that struggle into keeping families connected, both as a social worker and with her van service that drives families to visit loved ones in far-off prisons. But when Kristal’s dad and brother return to Philly, her happiness meets the realization that release doesn't always mean freedom. Passionate, funny and resilient, Kristal remains determined to carve out a different future -- for herself and for her young nephew, Nyvae.

Part observational documentary, part family album, "A Woman on the Outside" is a tender portrait of one family striving to love in the face of a system built to break them.

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Film Screenings

Mar 13, 2022
11:15am12:42pm
Mar 14, 9:00am CDT – Mar 16, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:27am
Availability:United States
Mar 14, 2022
2:45pm4:12pm
Mar 19, 2022
12:30pm1:57pm

Credits

Directors:

Lisa Riordan Seville, Zara Katz

Producer:

Kiara C. Jones, Lisa Riordan Seville, Zara Katz

Cinematographer:

Zara Katz, Lisa Riordan Seville

Editor:

Suzannah Herbert

Music:

Gerald Clayton

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Lisa Riordan Seville
Schuylkill Punch LLC
lriordanseville@gmail.com
415.412.1667

Publicity Contact:

Lisa Riordan Seville
lriordanseville@gmail.com
lriordanseville@gmail.com

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English with English Subtitles

Runtime:

87 mins