Greg Kwedar's Sing Sing at SXSW 2024 starring Fear the Walking Dead's Colman Domingo

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Greg Kwedar's Sing Sing is based on a real Rehabilitation Through the Arts program at Sing Sing, a maximum-security prison operated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in the village of Ossining, New York. The movie stars Fear the Walking Dead and Rustin actor Colman Domingo and will be shown at the 2024 SXSW event.

Sing Sing premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where A24 picked it up and will release the movie in North American theaters sometime in 2024. The movie falls under the Festival Favorite category of SXSW, used for acclaimed standouts featured in festivals worldwide.

Sing Sing chronicles the rehabilitation program and the inmates who stage a play based on the program founded by the facility.

Colman Domingo
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Sing Sing cast

The cast includes actors Colman Domingo and Paul Raci but is mostly comprises real prison inmates who were alumni of the program during their period of incarceration at the facility.

  • Colman Domingo as John "Divine G" Whitfield
  • Paul Raci as Brent Buell
  • Clarence "Divine Eye" Maclin as himself
  • John Whitfield
  • Sean San Jose as Mike Mike
  • Jon-Adrian Velazquez
  • David J. Giraudy
  • Sean "Dino" Johnson

Domingo was honored at TIFF, receiving the Performer Award, which “recognizes an overall body of exceptional work.” He was one of seven recognized with this award and was honored for her impressive career and his performance in Sing Sing.

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