Art and Krimes by Krimes

U.S., 85m, DCP

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Screened September 30–October 13, 2022

While locked up for six years in federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art—including an astonishing 40-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper. He smuggles out each panel piece-by-piece with the help of fellow artists, only seeing the mural in totality upon coming home. As Jesse’s work captures the art world’s attention, he struggles to adjust to life outside, living with the threat that any misstep will trigger a life sentence. An mTuckman media/MTV Docs release

Official Selection: Philadelphia International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival

A film by Alysa Nahmias

Directed with compassion… this film offers an eye-opening look at how one artist is seeking to lift the veil on a part of American society that has been made largely invisible to the public.”

Alex Greenberger, ARTnews

After experiencing Krimes’ journey, chances are you’ll understand how this artist’s mind works — and appreciate the opportunity to do so.”

Carol Cling, AWFJ

Rare to find a film that reflects its subject so insightfully.”

Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap