‘Sing Sing’ screens at Sing Sing, in an emotional homecoming for its cast

Written by on June 25, 2024

The movie “Sing Sing,” screened at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility, marked a poignant return for its formerly incarcerated cast members. The film, featuring Colman Domingo and real-life RTA (Rehabilitation Through the Arts) participants, showcases a theater program within the prison that provides inmates a platform for expression and community building. Clarence “Divine Eye” Maclin, once an inmate here, returns to portray a character whose tough exterior belies his aptitude for Shakespeare. The screening, held at the prison itself, drew a profound response from the audience, comprised of both civilians and inmates, reflecting the film’s theme of redemption and transformation. The event highlighted the stark contrast between Sing Sing’s historical reputation as a harsh prison and its current role in fostering significant personal growth and rehabilitation through the arts.

Source: AP News
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