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1 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Angad Bhalla captures the creative journey of Herman Wallace, a prisoner confined to a solitary cell, as he draws his dream house.

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Director: Angad Bhalla

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Herman's House (2011)

Release Date: April 19th, 2013|1 hr. 20 min.

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  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Although it sketchily touches on many provocative issues -- the inhumanity of this form of incarceration, the relationship between the artist and subject -- Herman’s House fails to explore them in a fully satisfying manner. show more

  • 65
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Herman's House would benefit from more background material on Wallace, notably about the alleged weakness of the murder rap against him. In the end, though, neither Sumell nor the film is concerned with that. Their goal is to make palpable — and palpably horrific — the fact of living 23 hours a day in caged isolation. show more

  • 88
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Bhalla’s advocacy gets its force above all from the oddly similar personalities of the two main subjects — Wallace and Sumell — zealous reformers possessed of astonishing optimism, even as Bhalla closes by noting that there are 80,000 prisoners in solitary in the US. show more

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