SIFF ‘24 Capsule Review: ‘SING SING’ Frees the Humanity Incarcerated Within – Silver Screen Riot – The Global Tofay

SIFF ‘24 Capsule Review: 'SING SING' Frees the Humanity Incarcerated Within - Silver Screen Riot - The Global Tofay Global Today

Based on the true story of the Sing Sing prison’s “Rehabilitation Through the Arts” program, Greg Kwedar’s sensitively-told American drama is a profound act of cinematic grace. Colman Domingo, in yet another towering performance, stars as Divine G, a wrongfully jailed playwright who works with the prison population to put on theatrical productions and find a semblance of peace – and themselves – through the process. Both life-affirming and quietly devastating, Sing Sing probes the nuances of the indomitable human spirit, in a place where autonomy is a lost luxury, adding authenticity in spades by casting real-life formerly incarcerated men like Clarence “Divine Eye” Maclin and Sean San José. (A-)

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