Film & Discussion: Herman's House Screening

When & Where
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
July 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
Contact
revolutionbooks@sbcglobal.net
510 848 1196

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States—he's spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies.

Herman's House is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell. Imagining Wallace's "dream home" began as a game and became an interrogation of justice and punishment in America. The film takes us inside the duo's unlikely 12-year friendship, revealing the transformative power of art.