HBO Documentary ‘The Sentence’ to screen for free at Fox Theater

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Local organization BraveMaker and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are hosting a special FREE screening of the HBO documentary, The Sentence, at the Fox Theater in Redwood City on Tuesday, April 30.

A reception begins at 6 p.m., the film will be screened at 7 p.m. and a discussion and Q&A will follow with the film’s director, Rudy Valdez at 8:30pm.

The Sentence is a film about Cindy Shank, a mother of three serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her peripheral involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This film is an intimate portrait of the consequences of mandatory minimum drug sentencing. Chronicled by Valdez, who is Shank’s brother, the story follows Shank and her family over the course of a decade.

The special screening ties into April being Second Chances Month.

Founded in 2018, BraveMaker is a local organization aiming elevate voices advocating for social justice, equality and diversity. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Criminal Justice Reform program, launched in 2017, supports efforts to safely reduce incarceration, provide fair chances for those impacted, and lift up voices of people closest to the problem.

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