John Brown’s Body at San Quentin

Jan 16, 2015

The program cover from the 2012 production of John Brown's Body, as staged at San Quentin Prison.

  For nine San Quentin inmates, acting in a unique staging of John Brown’s Body was an improbable yet life-changing experience. And thanks to their letters to the man who directed that show, their stories now form the basis of an equally unique documentary film.


Filmmaker and director Joe DeFrancesco

  There will be a free showing of the film, John Brown’s Body at San Quentin, tomorrow night at Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa, at 7 pm, with director Joe DeFrancesco on hand to talk about it. You can watch a short preview of the film below.