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INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS — FILM #8 of 33
FEBRUARY 24, 2021
NETFLIX

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Garrett Bradley
Producers: Lauren Domino, Kellen Quinn

Film Synopsis

Fox Rich is a fighter. The entrepreneur, abolitionist and mother of six boys has spent the last two decades campaigning for the release of her husband, Rob G. Rich, who is serving a 60-year sentence for a robbery they both committed in the early 90s in a moment of desperation. Combining the video diaries Fox has recorded for Rob over the years with intimate glimpses of her present-day life, director Garrett Bradley paints a mesmerizing portrait of the resilience and radical love necessary to prevail over the endless separations of the country’s prison-industrial complex.

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“Time” is the documentary to beat. Early on in the awards season, you could tell it was a step above the other films, in terms of popularity. Something about the all access look at the Rich family was capturing people’s attention. Especially when looked at through the lens of low budget filmmaking, “Time” has the feel of something that would win the Independent Spirit Awards. It’s also got an Oscar nomination to back it up. Right now, I’ve ranked it higher than “Crip Camp: Disability Revolution.” There’s a more personal touch to “Time” that I was more drawn to. However, we’ll see how it stacks up against “Dick Johnson Is Dead” and “Collective.”

BEST DOCUMENTARY
RANKING

1. “Time”
2. “Crip Camp: Disability Revolution”

RELEASE DATE
October 9, 2020

DIRECTOR
Garrett Bradley

STUDIO
Amazon Studios

PG-13
(for some strong language)

DOCUMENTARY
81 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Zac Manuel
Justin Zweifach
Nisa East

COMPOSER
Jamieson Shaw
Edwin Montgomery

EDITOR
Gabriel Rhodes

CAST
Rob Rich II
Fox Rich
Freedom Rich
Justus Rich
Laurence M. Rich
Mahlik Rich
Remington Rich
Rob G. Rich

PRODUCED BY
Garrett Bradley
Kellen Quinn
Lauren Domino

BUDGET
< $10 million

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