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!
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