'Time': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about the Prime Video documentary

'Time': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about the Prime Video documentary
(Concordia Studio)

The Sundance Film Festival is a great platform for documentaries and some of them shine through brilliantly. One such documentary is Garrett Bradley's 'Time' which presents themes of mass incarceration and the heartbreaking effects of the prison-industrial complex, something that is vital and timely in 2020.

The documentary is headed to Amazon's Prime Video this fall after winning the US Documentary Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival and follows the story of Sibil Fox Richardson aka Fox Rich as she fights for the release of her husband, Rob, serving a 60-year prison sentence in the Louisiana State Penitentiary for armed bank robbery. The movie also picked up a prize at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and a nomination for Best Documentary at the Miami Film Festival. Read on to know more about the documentary.

Release date

'Time' will be available to stream on Prime Video from October 23 after making its debut in select theaters on October 9.


The official synopsis for the documentary states:

Fox Rich is an entrepreneur, author, and mother of six who has spent the last 21 years fighting for the release of her husband, Rob, who is serving a 60-year sentence for an offense they both committed. She is assured and committed to sharing their story. When their sons speak to growing up without their father, they do so with a softer vulnerability than Fox can concede to. But home-video diaries she records for Rob offer unfettered glimpses into years of longing, pain, and hopeful anticipation of reuniting.


Bradley's debut feature documentary bears witness to the work and rituals of a woman’s decades of resilience. Commanding observations are seamlessly woven with uninhibited family videos to craft a beautifully intimate family portrait that also reminds us of the systematic separation of African American families -- first through enslavement and now through mass incarceration. 'Time' poignantly confronts and challenges expectations -- this is not a story of brokenness but one of enduring love.



Garrett Bradley

Garrett Bradley (Getty Images)

Garrett Bradley is a filmmaker and director of short films, feature films, documentaries, and television. She is known for blending cinematic genres to investigate the larger sociopolitical significance embedded within the everyday moments of her subjects' lived experience. She is best known for her work on 'America', 'Below Dreams', and 'Alone'.



'Time' is produced by Concordia Studio. Laurene Powell Jobs, Davis Guggenheim, Nicole Stott, Rahdi Taylor, and Kathleen Lingo serve as executive producers. Lauren Domino, Kellen Quinn, and Garrett Bradley serve as producers. Jonathan Silberberg and Shannon Dill serve as co-executive producers while Dan Janvey serves as co-producer.




The first look clip for the documentary can be seen below:


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