May 11th 2019

The Long Term: closing and screening of The Sentence

@ Compound Yellow

244 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302

Opening Saturday, May 11th, from 2PM - 6PM

On view through Saturday, May 11th

Join us for the closing event of The Long Term
curated by the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project

Exhibition open hours & snacks

Film screening & discussion
About the HBO documentary, The Sentence:
The Sentence explores the devastating consequences of mass incarceration and mandatory minimum drug sentencing through the story of Cindy Shank, a mother of three young children serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement in a Michigan drug ring years before. A lyrical, intimate story documented over 10 years by Cindy’s younger brother, filmmaker Rudy Valdez, The Sentence follows Cindy’s struggles to be present in her children’s lives from behind bars and her daughters’ experiences growing up without their mother at home, while her husband, parents and siblings fight for her release before the last months of the Obama administration’s Clemency Project. (Film website:
Rudy Valdez, Director

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