Herman's House (2013)

Herman's House (2013)

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The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in a new feature documentary from first-time director Angad Singh Bhalla. Herman's House follows the unlikely friendship between visual artist Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace, one of America's most famous inmates, as they collaborate on an unprecedented - and widely acclaimed - art installation. (c) First Run
Rating: NR
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By: Angad Bhalla
Written By: Angad Bhalla
In Theaters: limited
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (9)

Bhalla builds a damning picture of what's happening to Wallace. But he avoids pure rant ...

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
New York Post
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Although this documentary has a powerful political subtext, it is best described as a conceptual art piece about confinement, attached to a dual biography of the artist and the prisoner.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
New York Times
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The contrasting demeanors of its two main characters give Herman's House its spark, but the movie has some pungent moments without them.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
NPR
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This moving but sketchy documentary fails to explore its provocative issues in fully satisfying fashion.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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It's an absorbing, prickly tale, which Bhalla doesn't tell as coherently as he could have-oddly fitting, considering this is a story about frustrated ambitions and unfulfilled potential.

Full Review… | April 16, 2013
Time Out
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Against the prospect of unhappy endings, the human spirit still strives.

Full Review… | April 16, 2013
Village Voice
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This was a surprisingly amazing movie, from the desc I didn't expect to like it, but since I got to watch part of it while volunteering I checked it out, and very interesting+cool!

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