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First Poster for Tribeca Documentary ‘The Return’ Poster Hints at Redemption for All

First Poster for Tribeca Documentary 'The Return' Poster Hints at Redemption for All

Documentarians Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega took on some very heavy material with the 2011 doc, “Better This World,” which even-handedly told the story of two friends who were arrested for acts of terrorism at the 2008 Republican National Convention. Now, the pair is back with another documentary that focuses on some tough, controversial subject matter with their Tribeca premiere “The Return.”

Per its official Tribeca synopsis: “In 2012, California voters approved Proposition 36, effectively repealing the state’s notoriously harsh three-strikes law that had sentenced thousands of nonviolent offenders to a lifetime behind bars. But what does it mean to be released from prison after being sentenced to life? How does one begin to reintegrate into society? ‘The Return’ depicts the struggles of two newly released former lifers as they deal with restoring relationships, avoiding personal triggers, finding meaningful employment, and managing the mental health problems which had previously contributed to their imprisonment. Directors Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega (‘Better This World’) have created another searing and poignant character study that points to systemic problems with the American justice system. ‘The Return’ puts a profoundly human face on the massive statistics of imprisoned people in the US.”

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“The Return” will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 17.

Check out our exclusive poster below.

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