The film “Time,” nominated this year for an Academy Award® in the category of best documentary feature, follows Sibil Fox Richardson in her fight for the release of her husband who is serving a 60-year prison sentence for bank robbery. Produced and directed by Garrett Bradley, the documentary combines original footage with home videos that intimately capture one family’s decades-long struggle with the criminal justice system. Join Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday in conversation with Garrett and the Richardsons on Tuesday, April 6 at 3:00pm ET.

Highlights

Director Garrett Bradley says sharing the Richardson’s story in “Time” was a way to offer hope to other families going through similar circumstances. “Their story is the story of 2.3 million American families and sharing their story was hopefully going to offer hope to people.” (Washington Post Live)
Sibil Fox Richardson on bringing greater awareness to criminal justice reform and helping other families affected by the system. “It was important that what we learned we could teach others...everybody should not have to go to prison. Prison should not be privatized, it should not be for profit. Nobody’s harm should be for profit.” (Washington Post Live)

Guests

Garrett Bradley

Garrett Bradley was born and raised in New York City. She works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of filmmaking to address themes such as race, class, familial relationships, social justice, Southern culture, and the history of film in the United States. Her collaborative and research-based approach to filmmaking is often inspired by the real-life stories of her subjects. For Bradley, this research takes multiple forms –deep dives into historical archives, in-depth dialogues prompted by Craigslist want-ads, or an extended engagement with the communities and individuals she seeks to represent. This results in works that combine both scripted and improvisatory scenes. Bradley’s films explore the space between fact and fiction, embracing modes of working and of representing history that blur the boundaries between traditional notions of narrative and documentary cinema. Her rigorous explorations of the social, economic, and racial politics of everyday life –its joys, pleasures, and pains –are lyrically and intimately rendered on screen. In January of 2020,Bradleybecame the first Black woman to win the Best Director Award in the US Documentary Competition for her feature length documentary TIME.TIME has since been nominated for4Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, 3 IDA Awards, and a Gotham Award for Best Documentary Feature. Garrett also won the top directing prize at Doc NYC this year and has been honored with the 2020 IDA Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award. At Sundance 2017, she won the Jury Prize for her New York Times Op Docs short film ALONE, which went on to be shortlisted for the2018 Academy Awards®. Bradley’s work can be seen across a variety of spaces including her second unit directing work on Ava DuVernay’s WHEN THEY SEE US. Bradley’s first solo museum exhibition," American Rhapsody", was curated by Rebecca Matalon at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She has participated in two group shows, the2019 Whitney Biennial, curated by Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, and “Bodies of Knowledge” at the New Orleans Museum of Art, curated by Katie Pfohl. Her first New York solo exhibition, “Projects: Garrett Bradley” curated by Thelma Golden, the Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, opened November 21stof this year. The exhibition is presented as part of a multiyear partnership between The Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem and features a multichannel video installation of her film AMERICA (2019). She is currently directing and executive producing a Netflix docuseries on Naomi Osaka. In association with Uninterrupted, a subdivision of LeBron James’ SpringHill Company, and produced by Film 45, this series will give audiences a deep window into the life of the global tennis superstar.

“FoxandRob Rich”

FoxandRob Rich are a Popular New Orleans based couple who emerged in 2018 from 21-years of incarceration to become a prominent voice in the world of social justice. As the executive producers and hosts of A Conversation with FoxandRob, a weekly commentary on YouTube, and the founders of Rich Family Ministries, FoxandRob have committed their lives and their resources to not only bringing greater awareness, but also providing sustainable solutions to families suffering from the hardships associated with crime and punishment. Fox Rich, born Sibil Fox, is a graduate of Grambling State University with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees. The Richardson family matriarch is an Author, Motivational Speaker, and Social Entrepreneur using her voice to make a difference. Rob Rich, Born Robert Richardson, is a 2019 Graduate of The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. This Patriarch of the Richardson clan is a counselor, Social Mentor, and Life Skills Coach to notable players of the NFL. FoxandRob Rich are the proud parents of six sons and are on a mission to change lives and laws through love.