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Huntsville Station

Huntsville Station

Jamie Meltzer and Chris Filippone
Jamie Meltzer
Chris Filippone
Documentary Film and Video
January, 2020
Video Duration: 
14 minutes


Directed with Chris Filippone

Every weekday, dozens of inmates are released on parole from Huntsville State Penitentiary, the largest prison release center in Texas. With a bus ticket voucher and $100 release check, most of them take in their first moments out with phone calls, cigarettes, and quiet reflection at the Greyhound station up the block. In this pivotal moment, between incarceration and freedom, a myriad of complicated emotions arise before the bus arrives to take them home.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Berlinale 2020

SXSW 2020