Free to Laugh

This short film focuses on the deep connection between tragedy and comedy, and how humor not only heals but is a part of redemption and reinvention.

The film follows a comedy workshop featuring improvisation, performance and stand up comedy to women recently released from prison. These women channeled years of pain, guilt and incarceration into writing their own material, healing through laughter and propelling themselves into the present moment through improvisation.

These women’s stories are as bone-chilling as they are heart-warming, and explore how even after spending twenty years behind bars, your story is still being created every day.

Lara Everly – Director (USA)

“I believe the best documentary stories are not the ones in the light asking to be told, but rather the stories lurking in the shadows that need to be revealed. This is one of those.”