TIME is a must-see documentary about injustice and inequality in the US penal system, one that makes you wonder how much longer urgently-needed reforms can be avoided if films like this keep getting made and scores of victimised citizens’ stories keep getting told. An African American man, Rob Richardson made a huge mistake in robbing a bank and paid for it with life imprisonment. Over the next twenty years we witness his loving family grow up without him as his charismatic wife Fox Rich tirelessly appeals for his early release. The film is brimming with righteous anger, uses the Richardsons’ black-and-white home movies extremely affectingly and features the one of the most moving montages in film as its closer. This isn’t flashy filmmaking, but it’s low-key stylish, couldn’t be any more personal a story and has Earth-shaking changes on its mind. SSP
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