CONCORDIA STUDIO, GB FEATURE, LLC, AMAZON STUDIOS, THE NEW YORK TIMES
This remarkable story of love and the impact of incarceration on a family is detailed through the multiple, often elusive registers of time—slow time, long time, happy time, missed time, hopeful time, and arrested time. In this brilliantly conceived, beautifully realized, and brutally honest chronicle, we travel with Fox Rich and her family toward her husband’s release and their collective freedom. Carefully building and then mining the archive of family memories, home movies, prison visits, high school and college graduations, filmmaker Garrett Bradley proffers viewers the power of dreams and the struggle to shape and sustain love and life across the divides of incarceration. Through the personal journeys the film documents, we experience penal time—waiting for release and the anticipation of arrivals and departures registered in endless visits, letters, and calls; the frustrating time of dealing with institutions including the parole board; but also movement time engendered in social action with people organizing and advocating for incarcerated persons and their families; and finally, the joyous times of release, celebration, and togetherness. For its profound testament to a family’s courage in the face of what seems like insurmountable odds, and for bearing witness to the inestimable value of time lost and found, discovered and counted, Time wins a Peabody Award.