Minnesota Made: Wet House


The Main 3 Wed, Nov 15, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Program:Minnesota Made
Release Year:2021
Runtime:85 min
Health & Wellness
Mental Health
Minnesota Made
Human Rights
Social Issues
Social Justice
Director:Benjamin May
Producer:Michael Forstein
Annemarie Lawless
Daniel Levin
Jessalyn Maguire
Benjamin May
Cinematographer:Daniel Levin
Giovanni Autran
Screenwriter:Annemarie Lawless
Editor:Jessalyn Maguire


Minnesota Made

Screening: Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00pm

This screening will be followed by a conversation with director Benjamin May.

The MN Made series celebrates the dynamic range of films made by Minnesota filmmakers and artists. Presented in partnership with FilmNorth and Minnesota Film and TV.

About the Film

A feature documentary about compassion and survival in the largest harm reduction facility for chronic alcoholics in the US.

Benjamin May’s Wet House presents an unflinching look at life on the fringe, documenting the changing fortunes of residents throughout a year. Encountering humanity within this harrowing reality, a radical care-model offers hope for chronic alcoholism.

Director Biography

Benjamin May Ben’s directorial debut, The Legend of Swee’ Pea, premiered at DOC:NYC and played at over 40 festivals worldwide, winning five Best Documentary Feature awards and two Best Director awards. His second feature, Wet House, an immersive film about the largest harm reduction facility for chronic alcoholics in the US, screened at MSPIFF in 2021. May’s work has been funded by grants from the McKnight Foundation, St. Paul Cultural Star, and the Jerome Foundation for Emerging Filmmakers. He is currently a Jerome Artist Fellow.