Beyond the Wall,
a documentary by award-winning Concord filmmaker Jenny Phillips, is about men released from a local prison who are attempting to rebuild their lives. Watch the trailer
. Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian calls the film “Riveting, gritty, powerful, and provocative — it is real life.” Phillips and one of the men featured, Louie Diaz, will be present after the film for discussion. Follen, with the social justice committees at First Parish in Bedford and First Parish in Lexington, is sponsoring the screening to raise awareness of the challenges facing people upon their release from incarceration. Free.