TCP’s Young Professionals Present: Social Justice Film Series – Screening of The Mind of Mark DeFriest featuring the filmmaker, Gabriel London

  • June 10, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Constitution Project,

Jones Day, and TCP’s Young Professionals Committee invite you to a screening of…

 The Mind of Mark DeFriest
 featuring the filmmaker, Gabriel London

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Jones Day

 300 New Jersey Ave., NW

 Washington, DC 20001

Please join The Constitution Project’s Young Professionals Committee on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 for the next of our Summer Social Justice Film Series events.  We are continuing the series with The Mind of Mark DeFriest, an extraordinary documentary by filmmaker Gabriel London, who will himself attend and speak at the screening.

A captivating new film, The Mind of Mark DeFriest, directed by Gabriel London, was reviewed in Variety as “a bizarre story … an absorbing telling” and The Playlist called it “astounding…an accomplishment of documentary filmmaking.” This dramatic, award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary film chronicles the life of erstwhile Florida prison escape artist Mark DeFriest, as well as the terrifying abuse he experienced in his decades in Florida’s prison system.

The film is the exploration of Mark DeFriest’s life and mind, both the facts of the case and the hyper world of his design, as seen in animations. Interweaving the animated past of Mark’s case with a modern day parole narrative, the film becomes a de facto courtroom where the facts of Mark’s case are finally laid out. Mark DeFriest attempted 13 escapes and got out seven times, turning his original four-year sentence into Life. The original crime that sent him to prison: stealing his own father’s tools. So how did a low-level criminal end up looking at life in prison? And will he ever go free?

We hope you can join us for this special event.

Movie Screening and Discussion of the Film + Q&A, featuring:

Gabriel London, documentary filmmaker and creative director of Found Object,
a digital media production company and cause marketing agency based in NYC

Facilitated by: 

Sarah Turberville, Senior Counsel at The Constitution Project

Refreshments and Snacks Provided

*Space is limited for this event.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

Jenny Donley, Events and Development Associate
202.580.6942jdonley@constitutionproject.org

Who


Gabriel London, documentary filmmaker and creative director of Found Object, a digital media production company and cause marketing agency based in NYC

Sarah Turberville, Senior Counsel at The Constitution Project

When


Wednesday, June 10, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Where


Jones Day
300 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
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