Steiner Participates in Panel Discussion
Benjamin Steiner, associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will participate in a panel discussion of the critically-acclaimed film Herman’s House following a screening of the movie at the Ruth Sokolof Theater at Film Streams. The film’s screening is being sponsored by the Urban League of Young Professionals and will occur on September 8 at 7:00 p.m. The panel discussion will immediately follow the film.
The film centers on Herman Wallace, one of the Angola Three, who spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime he vehemently denied committing. He was released from prison in 2013, just a few days prior to 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. Sumell asked Wallace to imagine his dream home, and this simple exercise evolved into a multimedia investigation of justice and punishment in the United States. The film takes viewers inside the duo's unlikely 12-year friendship, revealing the transformative power of art.
Tickets for this special screening at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater are $9 for general admission; $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 by calling 402.933.0259, extension 15.
Story published 08/2016
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