Herman’s House at the Harlem International Film Festival
‘What kind of house does a man who has been imprisoned in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for 40 years dream of?’
The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in this feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between a New York artist and Herman Wallace, one of America’s longest serving solitary prisoners as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project.
Join the Correctional Association of New York as we co-present the New York City premiere of Herman’s House on the opening night of the Harlem International Film Festival.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:00pm
New York Public Library
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Langston Hughes Auditorium
515 Malcolm X Boulevard/Lenox Ave (at W. 135 Street)
New York, NY 10037-1801
Soffiyah Elijah will facilitate a Q & A session with director Angad Bhalla, and lead a discussion on solitary confinement with the Correctional Association’s Jack Beck following the screening.
Tickets for this event are $15.00. To purchase, please visit the Harlem International Film Festival‘s site.
Watch the trailer for Herman’s House
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