Finding the Words: An Original Documentary Film

Academy of Music Theatre (274 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)


Finding the Worlds Film Premiere
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 | 7-9pm
Academy of Music Theater, Northampton, MA

Finding the Words: the Story of Voices from Inside is about the creativity, joy, and resilience of women in Western Massachusetts, who overcome adversity through writing. The filmmakers partnered with Voices from Inside to explore how writing workshops can support women who are currently or formerly incarcerated, as well as those who have experiences with addiction and recovery. Finding the Words will bring you inside the Franklin County jail, into the homes of formerly incarcerated women, and into their local community centers and theaters so that you can hear their stories firsthand. This film weaves the personal narratives of Jacqueline, Sonia, Daisy, Judy, Amie, and Kay Kay, along with insights from scholars, to help audiences understand the circumstances that can lead to incarceration and addiction, as well as how writing can be a tool for hope and healing.

The film will premiere at the Academy of Music in Northampton on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 7pm in partnership with the Northampton Department of Health and Human Services with support from Voices from Inside, Mass Cultural Council, Northampton Arts Council, Northampton Open Media, Hampshire HOPE, and Greenfield Savings Bank. There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers and women featured in the documentary after the screening. This event is FREE and open to all.

This documentary was created with generous support from MassHumanties and Northampton Open Media. To learn more about the film, our team, and related statistics, please visit

Watch the teaser!

Show Date/Time:
Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm through 9:00 pm
Doors at 6:30 pm

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