SCREENING AT CREST THEATRE
MARCH 2nd • 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
Reception starts at 5:30pm
1013 K Street, Sacramento
In California, juveniles between the ages of 14 and 17 can be tried as adults for violent crimes. Behind the walls of The Compound, they await their trials—and the accompanying adult sentencing. Juan, Jarad and Antonio are three such inmates. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters. Who are they to you? With unprecedented access to the juvenile facility, Ben Lear’s evocative and daring documentary allows audiences to get to know these young men through a screen-writing workshop where Lear delves into the lives of the victims of violent crimes committed by juveniles and follows legislative debates around Senate Bill 260.
Katherinne Gamez (Brown Issues Los Angeles), the sister toJuan Gamez (one of the young men featured in the documentary). Katherinne is also featured in the documentary, aside from being in her junior year of high school she plans to devote her life to helping break the school to prison pipeline. She is currently a #SchoolsNotPrisons youth advocate with Brown Issues and has been interning with Inside Out Writers for the past 6 months. This will be the first screening where she steps on stage to have her voice heard.