The Game Changer (US, 2014)
By Indrani Kopal
In life I believe that no one is entirely evil, and everyone deserves a second chance. Even someone who has committed a hideous crime deserves a chance to repent and return to the world with full forgiveness. This film is about that essentially. It’s about a woman who carried so much pain and only to let it go when she was found an opportunity to help others to ease their pain.
Every Sunday afternoon for the last seven years, Susan Slotnick has driven an hour up the mountains to the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, a medium security prison for men, to teach modern dance. The lives of men whom she touched have never been the same since. This is her story...
All the men featured in this film are part of Figures-In-Flight (5) Released that began six years ago at Woodbourne Correctional Facility. As the dancers achieved their freedom they regrouped and created their own “Outside the Walls” Dance Company aptly entitled “Figures-In-Flight Released.” To date they have performed at The National Museum of Dance, Vassar College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Fordham University, 92Y Street and many more.
© 2014. Indrani Kopal Films.