Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, March 3:
Katie Green and Carlye Rubin
An exploration of the impact of juvenile incarceration and harsh sentencing laws.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
In Elkhart IN, 16-year old Blake Layman attempts to rob a home, only to see his friend and accomplice, Danzele, lose his life to the homeowner’s gun. Even though Blake did not pull the trigger, he faces a 55-year prison sentence under the felony murder rule. Directors Katie Green and Carlye Rubin chart the unwavering efforts of Blake’s mother and his devoted girlfriend to appeal his conviction so that he doesn’t spend a lifetime behind bars for one bad decision.