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PBF Cover to Cover: Film & Discussion: Art and Krimes by Krimes with Mitchell S. Jackson

Sun, Nov 6, 2022 from 1:30 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

$12. Use the code “PBFC2C” for 50% off!

Join us for a film screening and discussion with author, Mitchell S. Jackson.

About the film: While locked up for six years in federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art—including an astonishing 40-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper. He smuggles out each panel piece-by-piece with the help of fellow artists, only seeing the mural in totality upon coming home. As Jesse’s work captures the art world’s attention, he struggles to adjust to life outside, living with the threat that any misstep will trigger a life sentence.

About Mitchell S. Jackson: Jackson is a fellow of the Right of Return program co-founded by Jesse Krimes. Jackson’s new book, Survival Math, is a memoir in which he revisits his upbringing in a Portland neighborhood blighted by drugs, violence, poverty, and governmental neglect.


Event contact: Jon Richardson, Associate Director of Creative Programs, PAM CUT, jon@pamcut.org

Mitchell S. Jackson

Mitchell S. Jackson is the winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing and the 2021 National Magazine Award in Feature Writing. Jackson’s debut novel, The Residue Years, won a Whiting Award and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His essay collection Survival Math was named a best book of 2019 by fifteen publications. Jackson’s other honors include fellowships, grants, and awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Creative Capital, the Cullman Center of the New York Public Library, the Lannan Foundation, PEN America, and TED. His writing has been featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book ReviewTime, and Esquire, as well as in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, the Paris Review, the Guardian, and elsewhere. Jackson is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Esquire. He holds the John O. Whiteman Dean’s Distinguished Professorship in the Department of English at Arizona State University.  
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