Art & Krimes Screening


Past Event

Art & Krimes Screening

March 21, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Columbia Law School: 435 West 116th Street New York, NY 10027

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.

The film includes animation created by acclaimed animator Molly Schwartz in collaboration with Jesse Krimes. The original score is by composer Amanda Jones in collaboration with formerly incarcerated musicians who are alumni of Musicambia.

Join the Columbia Law School, the Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, and the Center for Justice for a screening of Art & Krimes by Krimes, followed by a talkback with Jesse Krimes, Russell Craig, and Kenyatta Emmanuel.

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