CAST THE FIRST STONE

By Jonathan STACK, Nicolas CUELLAR

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Documentary - Completed 2013

Cast The First Stone: Inmates from Angola Prison and Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women, put on a play. Unprecedented access to inmates-turned-actors whose true-stories of despair and a system that failed them translate powerfully through the characters they portray in the Passion Play.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jonathan STACK, Nicolas CUELLAR
    • Producer(s)
    • David DENINGER
    • Synopsis
    • CAST THE FIRST STONE is a 93 minute documentary based on the most popular story in history as performed by men and women for whom it is perhaps most relevant. The film cuts between the daily lives of the inmates with scenes from the play that are performed throughout the prison. It is an intimate and searing portrait of redemption.
      The actors, whose own experience mimics the characters they are playing, help us experience these biblical characters in ways rarely portrayed.
      Leading the effort is prisoner, Gary Tyler, who in 1974 at age 16 was the youngest person in America on death row. With 40 years behind bars, four on death row and six more in solitary, his wisdom guides the ship and assures its success.
      The film is directed by multiple Emmy winning and two-time Oscar nominated director Jonathan Stack.
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