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.

The documentary premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival along with O.G.

It’s a Hard Truth, Ain’t It is an HBO Documentary Films presentation of a Great Curve Films and Stacey Reiss production; a film by Dennis Brown, Marshaun Buggs, Al’Jonon Coleman, James Collins, Franklin Cox, Brandon Crider, Clifford Elswick, Quentis Hardiman, Joseph Henderson, Charles Lawrence, Herb Robertson, Madeleine Sackler, Rushawn Tanksley, Mark Thacker; producers, Madeleine Sackler, Stacey Reiss; executive producers, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Sharon Chang, Greg Gunn, dream hampton, Lisette Nieves, Marshall Sonenshine, Mark Steele.