Skip to main content

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

BLOWIN’ UP

Directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal

US Films / USA / 2017 / 97 mins / English, Japanese, Mandarin with English subtitles / Arkansas Premiere

BLOWIN’ UP

The Arlington, Cinema 1
October 22, 2018 10:00 am Buy Tickets

Description

“Blowin’ up” is the term used to describe a prostitute leaving her pimp. And it’s precisely what an experimental court in Queens, New York City advocates they do, dismissing defendants’ charges if they attend a series of mandatory counseling sessions. With intimate camerawork that lingers on details and brings the courtroom to life, this captivating documentary observes the counselors and judge working within a broken criminal justice system to change the way that women arrested for sex work are prosecuted.

Credits

Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal
Producer: Carrie Weprin
Cinematographer: Erik Shirai
Editor: Jonathan Oppenheim

Dates & Times

BLOWIN’ UP

The Arlington, Cinema 1
October 22, 2018 10:00 am Buy Tickets