“The Return” at the Aero Theatre

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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

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In 2012, California amended its harsh “three strikes” sentencing policy with the passage of Proposition 36 – the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. This thought-provoking new film looks at the aftermath through the eyes of those on the front lines – prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, re-entry providers helping navigate complex transitions, attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. An Audience Award winner for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Panel discussion will follow with directors Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway; senior advocate for HRW’s children’s rights division Elizabeth Calvin; and documentary subjects Bilal Chatman and Monica Grier.