CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 85 minutes


Growing up, Jesse Krimes knew his life was different from the rest of his friends’ lives. Raised by his teenage mother, Jesse and his family struggled financially for most of his childhood. Despite the ups and downs, Jesse was always able to turn to art as an outlet. But Jesse’s life soon started on a downward spiral that would land him with a six-year prison sentence at the age of 27. While locked up, Jesse began to work, in secret, on an awe-inspiring project using bed sheets, hair gel, and other items he was able to tuck away in his cell. Upon his release, Jesse emerged from prison with incredible masterpieces in tow, catching the attention of the prestigious art world. Despite his celebrated achievements and international recognition, Jesse still finds himself struggling to adapt to the outside world. Even with all of the progress he has made, the threat of going back to prison looms in the background. Following Jesse’s journey through incarceration, release, and the difference he has made in the lives of so many, KRIMES is a documentary that captures the strength of the human spirit and the unifying power of art. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Friday, April 08, 2022 at 10:10 PM

Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 7:30 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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