Herman’s House

  • Apr 11, 2013
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Thur Apr 11, 8:30 pm
Vancity Theatre
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Herman’s House

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The story of the unlikely friendship between a visual artist and one of America’s most famous inmates

Synopsis: Herman Wallace has spent 40 years imprisoned in solitary confinement in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for a crime many believe he never committed. The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in Herman’s House, a feature documentary from first-time director Angad Singh Bhalla, that follows the unlikely friendship between Jackie Sumell a New York artist, and Herman Wallace, one of America’s most famous inmates, as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project. Read more on the official site…

presented by Reel Causes and the Vancity Theatre/VIFF

“Conceptually inventive, poetic and original, Herman’s House achieves a great feat in constructing a compelling narrative about a man we never meet and goals that aren’t quite reached… In the end, none can contain this unique and moving story, and we are left with our own imaginations, completely activated by this magnificent film.” Ezra Winton, Art Threat

“As powerful as it is heartrending.” Serena Whitney, Exclaim

Filmakers
Director: Angad Singh Bhalla
Producer: Lisa Valencia-Svensson

 

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About Reel Causes Society

Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

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