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Art & Krimes by Krimes

An incarcerated artist labors on a secret masterpiece, finding a way to survive with creativity.

Overview

Genre
Arts, Portrait, Culture, Contemporary Issues, and Human Rights
Synopsis

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.

Stage
finished
Running time
85 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
AJNA
Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2021
Festivals
DOC NYC, Heartland Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, RiverRun, Salem Film Fest
Awards
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
Distribution
Distributed by MTV Documentary Films & Paramount+
Language
English

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