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Doing Time - Life Inside the Big House
Doing Time - Life Inside the Big House
Director: Alan Raymond
Genres: Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 0min

Called "riveting and beautifully made" by The New York Times, the Academy Award®-nominated DOING TIME: LIFE INSIDE THE BIG HOUSE takes a hard-edged look at life inside the walls of Lewisburg, a maximum security federal pen...  more »

     
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Director: Alan Raymond
Creators: Alan Raymond, Susan Raymond
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Crime & Conspiracy
Studio: Docurama
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/27/2006
Original Release Date: 02/12/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 02/12/1991
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Upsetting, Insightful; Phenomenal Achievement
R. Gawlitta | Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA | 12/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alan Rudolph (& wife) have crafted a film of unusual intensity. They were given permission to film inside Lewisberg, the maximum security prison that seems to be the end of the line for serious criminals. These are men who seem to have no hope of rehabilitation, and the interviews are riveting, whether from inmates or guards. Indeed, the warden seems to have a definite idea of what works. Much has been said about abuse in the prisons, and this film somewhat dispels that myth. To appreciate the power of this film is to know the power of evil; I won't blab away a lot, but I was totally absorbed in the material at hand. The Raymonds are to be commended for this Oscar-nominated effort. Extras on the DVD are fine and insightful."