NYC PREMIERE While locked up for six years in federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art—including an astonishing 30-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. – Thom Powers

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Alysa Nahmias and film subjects Jesse Krimes, Russell Craig, Jared Owens, Gilberto Rivera.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea
Closed Captioning for online screenings

All in-person screening venues provide hearing impaired listening devices upon request with venue management.

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Director: Alysa Nahmias
Executive Producer: Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer, Patty Quillin, Hallee Adelman, Ivy Herman, Nion McEvoy, Leslie Berriman, Sheri Sobrato-Brisson, Ruth Ann Harnisch
Producer: Amanda Spain, Benjamin J. Murray, Alysa Nahmias
Writer: Alysa Nahmias, Miranda Yousef
Cinematographer: Marie Hinson
Editor: Miranda Yousef, Benedict Kasulis, Kristen Nutile
Music: Amanda Jones
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Publicist: Falco Ink