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The House I Live In

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN Virgil – out now The definitive American documentary about the defining civil-rights issue of our time, Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In is a personal epic, a film that takes Jarecki’s relationship with an African-American family, the matriarch of whom used to be his house cleaner as a child, and uses it as a springboard to investigate the dark secret in the American heart that is our disastrous, 40-year-old drug war. Harrowing and sublime, The House I Live In is aided by a Greek-chorus-like narration from ex-crime reporter and The Wire auteur David Simon. […]

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