Art & Krimes by Krimes
Directed by Alysa Nahmias
An incarcerated artist labors on a secret masterpiece, finding a way to survive with creativity.
- Official Website
- Arts, Portrait, Culture, Contemporary Issues, and Human Rights
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.
- Running time
- 85 minutes
- Alysa Nahmias ... Director, Producer, Writer
- Prod. Co.
- United States
- Release year
- DOC NYC, Heartland Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, RiverRun, Salem Film Fest
- Audience Award Winner: Philadelphia Film Festival; Best Animation Honorable Mention: Philadelphia Film Festival; Student Choice Award Honorable Mention: Philadelphia Film Festival, Best Documentary: Fargo Film Festival, Best Documentary: RiverRun
- Distributed by MTV Documentary Films & Paramount+
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