The sentence

Synopsis: 
Drawing from hundreds of hours of footage, filmmaker Rudy Valdez shows the aftermath of his sister Cindy’s 15-year incarceration for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend - something known, in legal terms, as “the girlfriend problem.” Valdez’s method of coping with this tragedy is to film his sister’s family for her, both the everyday details and the milestones - moments Cindy herself can no longer share in. But in the midst of this nightmare, Valdez finds his voice as both a filmmaker and activist, and he and his family begin to fight for Cindy’s release during the last months of the Obama administration’s clemency initiative. Whether their attempts will allow Cindy to break free of her draconian sentence becomes the aching question at the core of this deeply personal portrait of a family in crisis.
Proyecciones
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 - 8:00 pm
Teatro Balboa - Sala Mastercard
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 - 9:30 pm
Cinépolis TOWNCENTER Sala 5
Ficha Técnica

Year: 
2018
País: 
United States of America
United States of America
Languages: 
English
Run time: 
85 min
Subtítulos: 
Spanish
Rating: 
M18

Compañía productora de la película: 
Park Pictures
Screenplay: 
Rudy Valdez, Viridiana Lieberman
Photography: 
Rudy Valdez
Edition: 
Viridiana Lieberman
Diseño sonoro: 
Eliott Taylor
Music: 
Sam Bisbee
Reparto: 
Cindy Shank
Rudy Valdez

Rudy Valdez was born in The United States. He is a Michigan-raised, Brooklyn-based filmmaker. He got his start as a camera operator on the Peabody Award-winning Sundance Channel series “Brick City”, and has worked as a cinematographer for directors and producers such as Sebastian Junger, Whoopi Goldberg, Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard. Ten years in the making, The Sentence (2018) is his directorial debut.