"Yes, In My Backyard" Film Screening and Q&A with Tracy Huling

  • Davis Orton Gallery 114 Warren Street Hudson, NY, 12534 United States

The Prison Public Memory Project and Davis Orton Gallery continue their summer program series next Thursday with a screening of Yes, In My Backyard, produced and directed by Tracy Huling, the founder and director of the Prison Public Memory Project. Released in 1999, Yes, In My Backyard was the first film portrait of a prison town. In the documentary, Huling examined the town of Coxsackie, NY and its complex dependence on the prison industry, as well as the implications of that dependence for society as a whole. Acclaimed investigative journalist and Robert F. Kennedy Book Award recipient Scott Christianson called Yes, In My Backyard "a disarmingly gentle but painfully honest look at how rural America is becoming so hopelessly dependent on prisons." 

Following the screening, the filmmaker, who is currently working in Illinois, will be available via video to answer questions.

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP email to events@davisortongallery.com is appreciated.