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Join Elvira Lind, Oscar Isaac, and More for a Conversation and Screening of ‘The Letter Room’ This Friday

If you’ve been waiting for your chance to see Elvira Lind’s The Letter Room, the time has come.

The Letter Room is a dark prison comedy that takes a peek into the secret life of a correctional officer who is transferred to a job in the letter room. The officer, Richard, is portrayed by Oscar Isaac. Richard is a kind and easygoing man who lives a simple existence, but his new job opens up an entirely new world to him as he soon finds himself invested in the affairs of an inmate on death row. Written and directed by Lind, this short film also stars Alia Shawkat, John Douglas Thompson, Eileen Galindo, and Brian Petsos.

Today, it was announced that a special screening and conversation about The Letter Room, hosted by Topic and All of Us or None, will take place this Friday, March 5 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST. Tickets, which are on sale now, are available for $5. Registered attendees will receive a link to screen the film. All proceeds will benefit Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC).

Lind and Isaac will be in attendance, along with Petsos, producer Sofia Sondervan-Bild, LSPC’s executive director Dorsey Nunn, LSPC’s administrative director Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah, and Root and Rebound‘s in-prison coordinator Sandra Johnson.

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The Letter Room recently earned a place on the shortlist of the Live Action Short Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards, up against a total of 174 films that initially qualified. Stay tuned, as official nominations will be announced on Monday, March 15.

Stay informed on the other projects that Lind and Isaac have in store with their production company Mad Gene Media here.

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Lindsey
Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, she's likely reading books and comics or dabbling in creative writing. Otherwise, she's probably yelling about something Star Wars or Marvel related on Twitter @lindyysolo. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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