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JACKSON COUNTY JAIL

JACKSON COUNTY JAIL

JACKSON COUNTY JAIL

1976 / 84min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL MILLER

CAST: YVETTE MIMIEUX, TOMMY LEE JONES, LISA COPELAND

Please be advised that the print is faded.

"The true Tommy Lee Jones film for this series, The Executioner’s Song, might be held up in rights issues: the byproduct of making a TV movie and the perpetual web of bureaucratic nonsense that legally keeps TV on TV. Jackson County Jail, a Corman produced exploitation film made in the name of feminism, will have to suffice. It’s a perfectly frustrating rabbit-hole film, the type where you yell at the screen because you know how society functions and you dread the worst that you know is to come… Tommy Lee’s Coley Blake (another great character with a unisex’d name), a la Good Time’s Connie, exists outside of society yet totally beholden to its trappings. There’s an evil perspective on how the world works in this movie that felt aptly inspiring for Good Time."

-The Good Time Team

Jackson County Jail is screening as part of the series Now: Films That Inspired the Safdie Brothers' Good Time. Click here for more info.