Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 8:00pm
Davis Plaza

Join the Davis Museum for this outdoor film screening in conjunction with the exhibition Prison Nation.

This event is especially for the Wellesley campus community.

Krimes is a story of confinement and freedom, of loss and creation.

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. Krimes is directed by Alysa Nahmias.

Run time: 1:25:00

MTV Documentary Films presents an AJNA production in association with Wavelength & Giving Voice Films