DETENTION (1998) (preceded by Hearth)

  • Darryl Wharton-Rigby (Director)


SNF Parkway Theatre 3 Sat, May 4 5:30 PM
Filmmaker Q&A:Yes
Film Info
Runtime:83 min
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Darryl Wharton-Rigby
Screenwriter:Darryl Wharton-Rigby
Produced By:Maxie Collier
Donna Comegys
Darryl Wharton-Rigby
Jon Jolles
Cast:Charisse Brown
Justin Black
Keisha Harvin
John Hall
Darryl Wharton
Regi Davis
Andrea Carter
Cinematographer:Blackford "Boots" Shelton
Editor:Gershon Hinkson
Production Design:Nerenda Eid
Costume Design:Dale Madison
Composer:Camara Kambon
Sound Design:Nick Renbeck
Social Media
Filmmaker Q&A:Yes


Screening on 16mm!


Released the very year that MdFF was being created, shot on Super-16mm film and supported by MdFF’s Producer’s Club, Detention is the 1998 feature debut of Baltimore’s own Darryl Wharton-Rigby, an accomplished TV writer and professor at Temple University’s Japan campus. Based on Wharton-Rigby’s own recollections of the Baltimore public school system, the film follows five exceptional students and one dedicated teacher as they experience an afternoon of detention. That particular event turns out to be a pivotal life changing experience for everyone involved.

Included Shorts

Hearth (13min) More