IT'S A HARD TRUTH AIN'T IT
Filmed at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility during the same production period as HBO film O.G., It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It follows 13 incarcerated men as they study filmmaking as a vehicle to explore their memories and how they ended up with decades-long sentences. Several of those 13 men were also cast as first-time actors in O.G., and all of them directed It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It alongside O.G. director Madeleine Sackler. Animated sequences by Yoni Goodman bring their stories to life.
IT'S A HARD TRUTH AIN'T IT was nominated in 2020 for an Emmy for Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming. The film premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival along with O.G.