‘Milwaukee 53206’

Screens at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Marvin and Betty Danto Lecture Hall at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Tickets are $10, $9 for Friends of the Detroit Film Theatre.

“Milwaukee 53206” tells the story of those affected by mass incarceration in America’s most incarcerated ZIP code. Through the powerful journeys of Beverly Walker, Dennis Walton and Chad Wilson, viewers witness how incarceration has shaped their lives, their families and their community. The film examines how decades of poverty, unemployment and a lack of opportunity has contributed to the crisis of mass incarceration in this community and others across the nation. The movie is directed by former Saginaw resident Keith McQuirter, who first made a name on the film scene as a producer of “Brick City,” the documentary series about then Newark mayor Cory Booker.

Michigan premiere.

After the film: Free Press staff writer Katrease Stafford leads a discussion that will include Keith McQuirter, director of “Milwaukee 53206”; Beverly Walker, a subject of the film; and state Rep. Erika Geiss, D-Taylor and Joseph Williams, executive director of the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association.

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Year: 2016
Running time: 55 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Director: Keith McQuirter
Cinematographer: Derek Wiesehahn
Editors: Paul Lovelace and Jason Pollard
Producers: Keith McQuirter, Adam S. Miller, Katie Taber
Production company: Transform Films
Film festivals: Atlanta Film Festival