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Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island - Free

Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island - Free

Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island - Free

1994 / 75min / Digital

DIRECTOR: JON ALPERT & NINA ROSENBLUM

Free Screening - Tickets can be reserved at the box office, on a first come-first serve basis.

Riker’s Island, poised between Queens and the Bronx on the East River, is a city within a city, a hidden landmark that doesn’t show up on tourist itineraries. Jon Alpert and Nina Rosenblum’s gritty, unblinking documentary takes you inside the place where nobody should want to wind up, soliciting the perspectives of both inmates and their jailers, going behind bars to expose the workings (and the sometimes-violent dysfunctions) of one of the country’s largest prisons.

Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island is screening as part of the series Now: Films That Inspired the Safdie Brothers' Good Time. Click here for more info.