San Quentin lifer Lee Umstetter (Nick Nolte) is inspired by a traveling theater group to write and direct his own play with his fellow prisoners. Lee is discovered by a sympathetic newspaper critic (Rita Taggart). Her advocacy leads to his release, and the forming of his own theater troupe with former inmates. But, life on the outside is harder than expected.
Post film Q&A with Weeds Co-Star Rita Taggart, Writer Dorothy Tristan, and Director/Writer John Hancock.
A ticket for this film also includes admittance to BEYOND THE WALL at 9:30pm: