Art and Krimes by Krimes
dir. Alysa NahmiasNot Rated – 1 hr. 25 mins.
PORTLAND PREMIEREFeatures post-film discussion with author Mitchell S. Jackson as part of the Portland Book Festival’s Cover to Cover series
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.
Jesse Krimes is a past fellow of the Art For Justice FundPurchase tickets
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