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SFFILM Festival

Sing Sing

Directed by Greg Kwedar

USA | Fiction | 107

25 Apr
Thu, Apr 25 at 8:30 pm PT

Guests Expected

Director Greg Kwedar, actor Sean San Jose, and producer Monique Walton are expected to attend


Colman Domingo dazzles as Divine G, a man who is incarcerated who finds purpose as an actor in Greg Kwedar’s entrancing drama. Inspired by Sing Sing Correctional Facility’s Rehabilitation Through the Arts Program and shot at a decommissioned prison, the story takes place as the group prepares a new production and Divine G girds himself for a clemency bid. A talented performer and a leader among the troupe, he is used to deciding what plays to mount only to find his authority challenged when tough new member Divine Eye (real-life RTA alumnus Clarence Maclin in an indelible debut) suggests they put on a comedy. Domingo delivers a soul-baring performance as a man putting in the work to redeem himself in a film that reveals the humanity of the incarcerated while celebrating the joy of performance. RTA alumni, Paul Raci, and Magic Theatre Artistic Director Sean San José costar.

Director Greg Kwedar

A producer, writer, and director, Greg Kwedar’s directorial debut Transpecos (2016) won the narrative audience award at SXSW. He was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for co-writing and producing Jockey (2021). Sing Sing premiered at TIFF and won the festival favorite audience award at SXSW.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2023

Premiere California

Runtime 107

Country USA

Director Greg Kwedar

Executive Producer Colman Domingo, Raúl Domingo, Michael Heimler, Teddy Schwarzman, Larry Kalas, Larry Kelly, Nancy Schafer, Clarence "Divine Eye" Maclin, John "Divine G" Whitfield

Writer Clint Bentley, Greg Kwedar

Editor Parker Laramie

Cinematographer Pat Scola

Music Bryce Dessner

Cast Colman Domingo, Clarence "Divine Eye" Maclin, Sean San José

Closed Captions Closed Captions are confirmed for this program

Audio Description Audio Descriptions are not yet confirmed for this program

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language Interpretation is not currently scheduled for this film