Herman’s House

By July 29, 2017
HermansHouse
When:
August 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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2017-08-18T21:00:00-07:00
Where:
Skid Row History Museum & Archive
250 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Los Angeles Poverty Department
213-413-1077

directed by Angad Singh Bhalla |  Running time: 1 hr 21 mins.

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States – he’s spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he denies. Herman’s House is the account of the expression his struggle found in an unusual project by artist Jackie Sumell. Imagining Wallace’s “dream home” began as a game and turned into an interrogation of justice and punishment in America. The film takes us inside the duo’s unlikely 12-year friendship, and reveals the transformative power of art.

Post-screening Q&A with artist Jackie Sumell herself!

Movie Nights At The Museum: Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversation. Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.

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