Woodstock Vermont Film Series: Art & Krimes by Krimes Screening at Billings Farm & Museum Jan. 28 & 29
An escape into art, a composition of contraband, and forged connections with fellow artists in an incarcerated community. The Woodstock Vermont Film Series will present Art & Krimes by Krimes with showings on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29 at 3:00PM.
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.
This documentary provides a hard look at the broken culture within the criminal justice system and explores the power of art as a pathway to normalcy, healing, and freedom. The film celebrates the transcendent power of art to connect us and elevate the human spirit through any circumstance.
“Wise and insightful. It’s hard to fully describe the beauty that is Krimes, an aesthetic work of wonder that celebrates Jesse Krimes for both his humanity and his artistic gifts.” – The Independent Critic.
The Woodstock Vermont Film Series will screen documentary films weekly on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00PM in the Billings Farm & Museum Visitor Center Theater through February 19. Tickets are $15 for all regular screenings, and $12 for Billings Farm & Museum members. A Music, Film & Food Soiree will close out the season on February 18, featuring New Orleans-style cuisine, drinks by Vermont Spirits and live music following the screening of Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story. For film listings, tickets, and more information, visit billingsfarm.org/filmseries or call 802-457-5303.
About the Woodstock Vermont Film Series
The 2022-23 Woodstock Vermont Film Series will take viewers on a journey from Japan to remote Idaho, with stops in New York, New Orleans, and home to Vermont. Storytelling is at the heart of the Billings Farm & Museum mission. The Film Series, produced by Billings Farm & Museum, is dedicated to sharing place-based stories of people near and far, engaging audiences, and inspiring conversations that increase connections with each other and the world.
The Woodstock Vermont Film Series is curated and directed by award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven, produced by the Billings Farm & Museum, with generous support from local sponsors. We gratefully acknowledge the Film Series season underwriter Mad Old Nut, and lead sponsors Farmhouse Pottery, Woodstock Inn & Resort, and Ellaway Property Management.