Image from Krimes film


May 7, 2022, 8 PM
Davis Plaza
Open to the Wellesley College campus community only

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

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.

This is an in-person event, open only to students, staff, and faculty in the Wellesley College testing protocol.

Run time: 1:25:00

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

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Image Credit:

Still from ART & KRIMES BY KRIMES. Courtesy of AJNA Films and MTV Documentary Films.