A Woman on the Outside


SNF Parkway Theatre 1 Sat, Apr 30, 2022 6:30 PM
SNF Parkway Theatre 1 Sun, May 1, 2022 1:15 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Features
Runtime:85 min
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Zara Katz and Lisa Riordan Seville
Screenwriter:Kiara C. Jones
Produced By:Kiara C. Jones, Zara Katz and Lisa Riordan Seville
Editor:Suzannah Herbert


Growing up, Kristal watched nearly every man in her life disappear to prison. She channeled that struggle into keeping families connected, both as a social worker and with her van service that drives families to visit loved ones in far-off prisons. But when Kristal's dad and brother return to Philly, her happiness meets the realization that release doesn't always mean freedom. Passionate, funny and resilient, Kristal remains determined to carve out a different future -- for herself and for her young nephew, Nyvae. Part observational documentary, part family album, A Woman on the Outside is a tender portrait of one family striving to love in the face of a system built to break them.

Following the screenings MdFF Screening Committee Member, Camille Blake Fall will lead an audience Q&A with several members of the film team, Lisa Riordan Seville, Zara Katz, Kiara C. Jones, Kristal Bush, and Crystal Speaks.


All Festival attendees must follow our COVID-19 health and safety protocols at ALL MdFF venues. These policies are subject to change based on local and regional metrics.

  • NEW in 2022: You must reserve your seats in advance for all film screenings and premium events at this year’s festival.
  • Face masks are required at all times in all venues
  • Proof of vaccination (and booster shot, if eligible) OR proof of negative PCR test dated a maximum of 72 hours before the festival