16882Huntsville Station 1
Short Films


Year 2020
Runtime 14 mins
Language English
Streaming Information
  • Online Only
  • Availability: Full Festival

This short film is included in the following package(s): SHORTS PACKAGE: ZERO TO A ZILLION

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

HUNTSVILLE STATION takes us on a journey into a typical day at the station in a non-judgemental way, to simply observe the relationship the inmates have with the station in their first moments of freedom.


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