HBO TRAILER EDITED BY: NOAH WAGNER

PRISON TERMINAL: THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVATE JACK HALL is a moving cinéma vérité documentary that breaks through the walls of one of Americas oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner and the hospice volunteers, they themselves prisoners, who care for him. The film draws from footage shot over a six-month period behind the walls of the Iowa State Penitentiary and provides a fascinating and often poignant account of how the hospice experience can profoundly touch even the forsaken lives of the incarcerated.

THE ONE TRULY GREAT FILM IN THIS CATEGORY.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
 
TERRIBLY CAPTIVATING. GALVANIZING. GRIPPING. SHOULD WIN THE ACADEMY AWARD.
Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

 

I CAN'T IMAGINE A MORE POWERFUL PIECE OF FILM-MAKING. A DEEPLY AFFECTING LITTLE MASTERPIECE.
John Seals, Berkeleyside

 

IMPRESSIVE. UNFLINCHING. THOROUGH. PLAINSPOKEN AND HUMANE.
Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
 
THE BEST. AN ACHIEVEMENT.
Daniel Walber, Nonfics
 
A PROFOUNDLY TENDER EXPERIENCE.
Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
 
MOVING AND INTIMATE, AN EXTRAORDINARY FILM.
Susan James, ABC News
 
ASTONISHING.
Isaac Weeks, INDY Week
 
GUARENTEED TO HAVE YOU IN TEARS... AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER.
Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
 
POWEWRFUL, GUT-WRENCHING STUFF. DARE YOU NOT TO SHED A TEAR.
George Butler, Butler's Cinema Scene

WILL WIN, THE MOST EFFECTIVE COMBINATION OF WEIGHTY SUBJECT MATTER AND MOVING PERSONAL HISTORY.
Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity

THE MOST FULLY REALIZED PIECE OF WORK.
Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
 
MOVING. CAPTIVATING.
Bernard Boo, WayTooIndie

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