July 28, 2005
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2005
Filmmaker reception: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Screening Time: 7:30pm followed by a Q & A with Ellen Spiro.
Place: Wild Blue Pictures Screening Room, 7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 350
Synopsis: Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers and drug dealers, but the girls of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers and marine biologists. Meeting once a month at Hilltop Prison in Gatesville, Texas, this innovative Girl Scout program brings daughters together with their inmate mothers, offering them a chance to rebuild their broken relationships. Intimately involved with the troop for several years, the directors took their cameras far beyond meetings to explore the painful context of broken families.