Letter to the Free

Bradford Young

IFFR 2020

Synergetic

  • 19'
  • USA
  • 2016
Inspired by some of the greatest musical recordings and performances 'behind bars', Young imagines a time and place where jails and prisons are no longer filled with bodies but are ruins of a time of isolation, pain and absence. A film about our collective redemption. About second chances, forgiving mistakes, rehabilitation, love and exoneration.
Director
Bradford Young
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
19'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Erin Wile
Sales
Def Jam/Warner Brothers Music
Cinematography
Bradford Young, Maceo Bishop
Editor
Marc Thomas, Marc Thomas
Production Design
Akin McKenzie
Sound Design
Marc Thomas
Music
Common, Robert Glasper, Andra Day, Burniss Earl Travis, Karriem Riggins, Jabari Exum, Stefon Harris, Bilal, Christian Scott, Elena Pinderhughes
Cast
Karriem Riggins, Common, Andra Day, Robert Glasper, Bilal