On Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 7 pm, Film Streams and Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals will present a special screening of the documentary HERMAN’S HOUSE at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey Street, followed by a post-film discussion.

Herman Wallace, one of the Angola Three, spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime he vehemently denied. He was released from prison in 2013, just a few days before his death from liver cancer. HERMAN’S HOUSE is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell, which asked Wallace to imagine his dream home. What began as a simple exercise evolved into a multimedia investigation of justice and punishment in America. The film takes us inside the duo’s unlikely 12-year friendship, revealing the transformative power of art.

After the film, Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionasl Civic Engagement Committee ChairJasmine Harris will moderate a panel discussion with Amy Miller, Legal Director, ACLU of Nebraska; Ben Steiner, Associate Professor, UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice;Garry Kern, former offender and current anti-recidivism advocate; and Dominique Morgan, a musician and activist who spent time in solitary confinement.

 

Tickets for this special screening at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater are $9 general; $7 for students, seniors, teachers, military, and those arriving by bicycle; and $4.50 for Film Streams Members. Advance tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/2azJikU or through the Film Streams Box Office, in person or at 402-933-0259 x15.

 

For more information, questions or requests, please contact Patrick Kinney at (402) 933-0259 x 11 orpatrick@filmstreams.org.

 

The screening and discussion are part of Film Streams’ Community Development Program, which facilitates partnerships with other nonprofits and community groups on film-related events that speak to their missions and programming. Each quarter, Film Streams’ Community Development Committee reviews proposals for special screenings and programs. Deadlines for proposals are January 2 (for April-June events), April 1 (for July-September), July 1 (for October-December) and October 1 (for January-March).