"Success is the best revenge," Fox Rich tells herself, like a mantra: "Success is the best revenge." These are words to sustain herself, her seven children, and her husband Robert, sentenced to incarceration for 60 years for armed robbery. (Rich served two and a half as the getaway driver.)
Garrett Bradley’s transcendent Time distills the course of two decades to just 81 minutes. Two decades of solo-parenting, activism, and lawyers’ fees; countless appeals to the judge; two decades of seeing Robert just twice a month, and sending him home videos to keep the family whole. These home movies, rendered here in black and white to integrate them with Bradley’s footage, speak eloquently to the passage of those years, their toll, and the constancy of love and longing. On this evidence, Bradley may prove one of the most vital American filmmakers of our era. This isn’t a film about a miscarriage of justice, rather it’s about the devastating repercussions of our rigged and racist penal system.
"Monumental and enormously moving." - David Ehrlich, Indiewire
Best Director, US Documentary Competition, Sundance 20
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