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Saturday, October 8 • 8:00pm - 9:45pm
They Call Us Monsters

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D: Ben Lear | USA | 82 min | SOUTHEAST REGIONAL PREMIERE

Antonio, Juan, and Jarad, all between 14 and 16, face decades in adult prison. To pass the time, they sign up for a screenwriting class, and collectively digest their own lives through the creation of a movie script. What immediately becomes apparent is that while the gravity of the violent crimes of which they are accused haunt every frame, each young man is still simply a teenager. Do they deserve a second chance?  The question is a societal conundrum beyond legislation and data. To their advocates, they're kids. To the system, they're adults. To their victims, they're monsters.

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