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    Hidden Lives Illuminated

    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

    2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    Thursday August 15th 2019 to Thursday September 12th 2019

    • Sundays

      7pm to 10pm

    • Mondays

      7pm to 10pm

    • Tuesdays

      7pm to 10pm

    • Wednesdays

      7pm to 10pm

    • Thursdays

      7pm to 10pm

    • Fridays

      7pm to 10pm

    • Saturdays

      7pm to 10pm

    Hidden Lives Illuminated offers a rare look into daily life inside America’s correctional system through newly commissioned, animated short films created by currently-incarcerated artists. The films will be projected onto Eastern State’s façade each night for one month, offering an intimate glimpse behind the walls of America's correctional system in the voices of the people who live and work there. Screenings are free and open to the public and occur three times nightly at 7 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm, rain or shine.

    Each screening will feature approximately five films that address a common theme. This theme, and the films featured, will change weekly. Nightly speakers, community meetings and performances accompany the films, and hands-on activities will invite engagement with the issues.

    Hidden Lives Illuminated has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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