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Lunchtime Documentary (Preview) Screening: Herman's House (Free)

Lancaster Public Library

Friday, May 24, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Lunchtime Documentary (Preview) Screening: Herman's...

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Join us for a brown bag lunch and film screening. Bring your lunch, watch a documentary and, if you have time, stay and share your thoughts.

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.

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