Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in America - 40 years and counting in a 6-by-9-foot cell. This award-winning documentary is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle finds in an unusual art project proposed by New York artist Jackie Sumell.
Featuring a full-scale model of Herman's cell and detailed plans of his dream home, the art project has brought thousands around the world face-to-face with the cruel and unusual punishment of long-term solitary confinement. Imagining Wallace's dream home began as a game and became an interrogation of justice and punishment in America.
"Powerful... Poignant." - The New York Times
"Provocative." - The Hollywood Reporter
"A unique and moving story...inventive, poetic and original." - Art Threat
"A cinematic gem." - The Globe and Mail
"An intriguing tale of a very unusual relationship. Viewers might never get to see Wallace, but by the end of the film, they will feel like they know him and will hope for his release." - This Week in New York
"Films like this are vital to our society." - Urbanology"The story of Herman's House is more than a jailhouse story, goes further and deeper than a simple tale of an uncommon friendship forged between a convict and an artist from different worlds; This film tells of the devastating effects of captivity all the while highlighting the resilience of the human soul." - Forces of Geek
2012 / Canada / Colour / English / 1.78 widescreen anamorphic presentation / Dolby Digital 5.1 / 81 minutes
Director: Angad Singh Bhalla
- Director Interview
- Deleted Scenes
- Optional Dolby Digital 5.1 sound
- Optional Closed Captioning
- Theatrical trailer