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US NARRATIVE COMPETITION

O.G.

Directed by Madeleine Sackler
FEATURE NARRATIVE 113 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE O.G.
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
Drama, Female Director(s)
About the Director(s)
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    US Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2018
  • Length:
    113 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Madeleine Sackler
  • Screenwriter:
    Stephen Belber
  • Cinematographer:
    Wolfgang Held
  • Editor:
    Frédéric Thoraval
  • 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
  • Producers:
    Madeleine Sackler, Boyd Holbrook
  • Executive Producers:
    Sharon Chang, Mark Steele

Contacts
  • Press Contact
    Scott Feinstein
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    New York, NY 10016
    Phone: 212 413 0806
    Scott.Feinstein@42West.net
  • US Sales Contact
    Nick Ogiony
    Creative Artists Agency
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 424 288 2000
    nick.ogiony@caa.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Nick Ogiony
    Creative Artists Agency
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 424 288 2000
    nick.ogiony@caa.com
  • Print Source
    Nick Ogiony
    Creative Artists Agency
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 424 288 2000
    nick.ogiony@caa.com

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