The Mesa County Central Library will be hosting the Indie Pop-up Lens Series with a showing of the film, "A Sentenced Life" on Wednesday, May 18. The film looks at the life of Blacks and Latinos in the criminal justice system both nationally and in Colorado.
There will be a reception starting at 6 p.m. at Central Library, just off Sixth and Grand. The documentary starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion. The screening is open to the public and is free. Parking is available in the east lot of the library.
This film is third in a series of race in Colorado. The documentary follows Coloradans through their experiences with four major stages of the system: arrest, detention, release, and reintegration. It is trying to understand how people get to where they are, how they can get help to overcome their past, and how the state can make prison life equal and safe for every Coloradan.
"A Sentenced Life" is part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up film series that brings expert panels and average citizens together in an inviting atmosphere to discuss issues of vital importance to today's world.
The film will also debut on Rocky Mountain PBS on Friday night (May 20) at 7:30 p.m. The documentary is about 30 minutes in length. For more information about "A Sentenced Life", visit the RMPBS website