Directed by Julie Mallozzi (USA, 2017, 69 min.). Digital.

Local filmmaker Julie Mallozzi’s moving documentary follows a woman named Janet Connors, whose son Joel was murdered in Boston by four young men on a tragic winter night in 2001. She sits in the courtroom, a muted spectator, as the trials devolve into slander and theater. Three of the men make a plea agreement, but the main perpetrator walks free on “reasonable doubt.” Realizing that she needs to make her own justice, Janet seeks out two of the men who killed her son. But instead of exacting vengeance, she looks for humanity. She fights the bureaucracy to become the first person in Massachusetts to hold a victim-offender dialogue through the corrections system. When one of the murderers is released from prison, she calls him to her son’s grave.

The screening on May 12 is followed by a panel discussion with Mallozzi, as well as local community activists and one of the film’s subjects.


In This Series

Film Still: Circle Up

Film

Circle Up
May 9, 2018
8:00 pm9:15 pm

Directed by Julie Mallozzi (USA, 2017, 67 min.). Digital.

Film Still: Circle Up

Film

Circle Up
May 12, 2018
3:00 pm5:00 pm

Directed by Julie Mallozzi (USA, 2017, 67 min.). Digital.

Film Still: Circle Up

Film

Circle Up
May 13, 2018
12:00 pm1:15 pm

Directed by Julie Mallozzi (USA, 2017, 67 min.). Digital.