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VII Insider: Sheila and Joe
Join us for a special presentation of Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur’s short film “Sheila & Joe,” followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and subjects.

“Sheila & Joe” is a love story that unfolds behind bars. This story is told through hundreds of letters shared by Sheila Rule, a former New York Times correspondent, and Joe Robinson, a man serving 20 years in prison. Despite a 20 year age difference, and undeterred by the physical barriers of prison, their love has unstoppable momentum. Intimate and nuanced, this short film visits the space between compassion and passion, revealing a man who transcends his crime and a woman who dares to break the rules.

Sheila & Joe premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2021 and received Second Place for Documentary Daily Life from Pictures of the Year International 2020. The film was published on NPR’s The Picture Show in 2021.

Jul 27, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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