"It is rare to find a film that reflects its subject so insightfully, in both an artistic and thematic sense." - Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap
“A compelling portrait of the artist as a young man, delving into how and why art helps artists discover not only their artistry but themselves.” - Carol Cling, Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Incarcerated for six years for a drug offense, 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. A thoughtful portrait of survival, the carceral system, and the creative process.
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Audience Award, Philadelphia Film Festival
Winner - Best Documentary Feature, RiverRun International Film Festival
Official Selection - Cleveland International Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival, Doc NYC
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