Cast and Crew: Frank Darabont (Director, Screenplay); Stephen King (Short Story); Thomas Newman (Score); Roger Deakins (Cinematographer); William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, James Whitmore, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Proval, Paul McCrane
What It’s About: “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman) tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a remarkable prisoner who became his friend while both were serving life prison sentences under the harsh, corrupt eye of Warden Norton (Bob Gunton).
Why Watch it Today?: Today is the Feast of St. Barbara, patron saint of prisoners, so why not celebrate with our movie of the day, one of the best modern prison films?
Where to Get It: Libraries, Netflix (Rental); Amazon, iTunes