O.G.

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 113 MINUTES

O.G.

Drama, Female Director(s)
Jeffrey Wright delivers a powerful performance as a maximum-security prison inmate named Louis, who, 24 years after committing a violent crime as a young man, finds himself on the cusp of release from prison, facing an uncertain future on the outside. He encounters Beech (Theothus Carter), a newly incarcerated young man who offers him much needed-friendship, though it’s not without unfortunate complications. The younger inmate echoes of his older counterpart, stirring instincts within Louis that had long been buried beneath a tough exterior. Sackler’s film is a taut prison drama that follows the seemingly mundane countdown of days before Louis’s release, until, almost imperceptibly, it transforms into a thriller, suddenly crackling with intensity. Filmed on location in an actual maximum-security prison with inmates participating as actors, the film lays bare, with remarkable realism, the very specific complexities of existing as an incarcerated man in America. Sackler’s background as an esteemed documentarian influences her first fiction film, a portrait of a proud yet regretful soul at a crossroads.

—Loren Hammonds

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Madeleine Sackler

Madeleine Sackler is an Emmy®-winning director and producer based in New York City and Los Angeles. Sackler’s films include 2010’s The Lottery, 2013’s Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus, and the upcoming Tribeca premieres O.G. and It's a Hard Truth, Ain't It.


Director
Madeleine Sackler
Producers
Madeleine Sackler, Boyd Holbrook
Screenwriter
Stephen Belber
Cinematographer
Wolfgang Held
Editor
Frédéric Thoraval
Executive Producers
Sharon Chang, Mark Steele
Composer
Nathaniel Méchaly
Colorist
Yvan Lucas
Re-Recording Mixer
Marc Fishman
Cast
Jeffrey Wright, William Fichtner, Theothus Carter, Mare Winningham, Boyd Holbrook, David Patrick Kelly

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