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Time Simply Passes

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Video from Time Simply Passes

Overview

Genre
Politics, Social Issues, History, Human Rights, and Investigation
Synopsis

Time Simply Passes is a film about James Joseph Richardson, an orange picker in Florida who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his seven children in 1967. He spent 21 years in prison, until he was released in 1989 when the conviction was overturned due to miraculous circumstances. For a moment, he became a National celebrity and the face of the Innocence Movement. For the past 25 years, he's been struggling to survive, living off donations from friends while attempting to receive compensation from the State.

This is a film about race, about Florida, about the evolution of small-town justice, about forgotten historical moments, about systemic corruption at all levels of government, and a philosophical evaluation of the concept of restorative compensatory justice.

The film makes extensive use of archival footage, photographs, and documents, and endeavors to piece many disparate elements together to tell a story more than 50 years in the making.

Stage
finished
Running time
55 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Tanman Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2014-2015
Locations
Florida, Kansas

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Festivals
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2016 WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD - Tallgrass Film Festival 2016 WINNER - Jaipur International Film Festival 2017 - Golden Camel Award for Best Director
Awards
WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD - Tallgrass Film Festival 2016 WINNER - Jaipur International Film Festival 2017 - Golden Camel Award for Best Director WINNER - Docuwest Film Festival 2016 - Best Mid-Length Documentary Full Bloom Film Festival 2015 - Best Feature
Distribution
Amazon
Language
English
Subtitles
Greek

Photos

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