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  Alcatraz Reunion DVD - critically acclaimed documentary on America's most famous prison, directed by John Paget.
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The Critically Acclaimed Documentary on America's Most Legendary Penitentiary

WINNER "Best of Fest"

2008 Southern Winds Film Festival, Oklahoma

WINNER "Best Documentary"
2008 Landlocked Film Festival, Iowa City, IA
2008 Buffalo-Niagara Intl. Film Festival, NY

30th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival, IL

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What happens when America's most notorious prison hosts an 'alumni' reunion?


Calling All Cons! Calling All Cons!  With the 70th Anniversary of Alcatraz Penitentiary fast approaching, National Park Service Ranger John Cantwell is inviting every ex-Alcatraz inmate - and their former cellhouse guards - back to the Rock for an "Alcatraz Alumni Gathering." (And you thought your family reunion was dysfunctional!)

Intrigued by this most unlikely of reunions, filmmaker John Paget travels the continent to find the few known surviving ex-prisoners of Alcatraz.  They were once America's most dangerous public enemies - but who and where are they now?

Against the backdrop of these colorful characters and their imminent rendezvous, ALCATRAZ REUNION traces the history of the iconic island, and its mysterious transformation from notorious prison to tourist mecca.  Once this tale holds you captive, there is no escape!

In this film you'll meet the real ex-cons of Alcatraz, and experience their humor, hubris and humanity like no other movie! PLUS: Commentary from legendary San Francisco Chronicle reporter Carl Nolte and the heartwarming story of 'the Alcatraz priest' Father Bernie Bush.

Review Excerpt from Video Librarian:

"While the reunion is a weird event to say the least, there is nevertheless the sense that for some (who describe Alcatraz as a unique hellhole) to return as free men is liberating. Combining rare archival footage and illuminating interviews with ex-cons who have not forgotten their terrible years in confinement, Alcatraz Reunion is another interesting offbeat documentary from the director of Almost Elvis."


Packed with extra scenes and bonus features, including three vintage newsreels on greatest moments in the history of Alcatraz!

75 Minutes | Collector's Edition Digipak DVD


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Features
  • Beautifully packaged in collector's edition DVD digipak.

    DVD includes feature-length film Alcatraz Reunion plus extra scenes and rare historic newsreel footage.

    Original Musical Score by Nelson Starr.

    OFFICIAL SELECTION TO 10 FILM FESTIVALS (and counting!)
    2008 Newport Beach Film Festival
    2008 Connecticut Film Festival
    2008 International Film Festival of England
    2008 Kansas International Film Festival
    2008 WildSound Film Festival, Toronto
    2008 Landlocked Film Festival, Iowa City, IA
    2008 Southern Winds Film Festival, Oklahoma
    2008 Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival, New York
    2008 Big Muddy Film Festival, Illinois
    2008 Swansea Bay UK Film Festival


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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Alcatraz Reunion February 14, 2008
Reviewer: Donald  Bowden from Springfield, MO United States  
I love Alcatraz history and have watched about every documentory that has ever been produced. This one by far is the best to date. The photography was exceptional and the the editing was perfect. It told the story of the inmates and guards and their families getting together to discuss their feelings. It flowed well and really provided a true picture of the history in a way Hollywood could never do. Great job on this and keep up the good work. I am an avid fan of John Paget films now. I have suggested it to all my friends.

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