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By Debbie AndersonSeptember 29, 2022September 30th, 2022No Comments


Philadelphia artist and film subject Jesse Krimes co-founded Right of Return USA, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting formerly incarcerated artists. Photos courtesy of Jesse Krimes

Art & Krimes by Krimes

Magnolia at the Modern Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., 817-738-9215, themodern.org/films

Philadelphia artist Jesse Krimes served six years in federal prison for cocaine possession beginning in 2009, the year he graduated from art school. During his confinement (including almost a year in solitary), he secretly created art, including a 30-foot mural made of bedsheets, hair gel and newspaper. Smuggling it out piece-by-piece through collaborators in the mailroom, Krimes first saw the artwork in its entirety upon his release. Through original footage and animation by award-winning animator Molly Schwartz, the film documents the artist’s struggle to adjust to being both a convicted felon and a celebrated artist. Directed by Alysa Nahmias, the new release from MTV Documentary Films also looks at artists still serving time, recognizing the overlooked beauty and power of their work. Oct. 14-16

Rooftop Cinema Club

The Terrace at The Worthington Renaissance 200 Main St., Fort Worth, rooftopcinemaclub.com

An open-air theater on the rooftop of the downtown hotel premiers Oct. 4. With locations in Chicago, Houston, Miami and other major cities, the fun-loving company chose Fort Worth as the flagship location for North Texas (RCC did pop-ups in Dallas last year). The Terrace atop The Worthington offers the space set up with individual deck chairs (bring blankets for cooler nights), a large LED screen, food/beverage service and the bonus of stellar views of downtown. Individual headphones are provided; films range from cult classics to recent releases. Check the website for film and ticket info and more details.

Photo courtesy of Rooftop Cinema Club