FILM SCREENING – ALMOST THERE
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8 PM | Halsey Institute galleries

Q&A with co-director Dan Rybicky following the screening

“A quietly spectacular exploration of aging, outsider art, and cats.”
—Sam Adams, Indiewire/Criticwire

For many, Peter Anton’s house embodies an end-of-life nightmare: the utility companies long ago shut off the heat and electricity, the floorboards are rotting, and the detritus of a chaotic life is precariously stacked to the ceiling. But for the filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden, Anton’s home is a treasure trove, a startling collection of unseen and fascinating paintings, drawings, and notebooks, not to mention Anton himself, a character worthy of his own reality TV show. Though aging, infirm, cranky, and solitary, Anton is also funny and utterly resilient. Rybicky and Wickenden’s remarkable journey follows a gifted artist through startling twists and turns. By its quietly satisfying ending, Almost There has provided enough human drama for a season of soap operas, plus insights into mental illness, aging in America, and the redemptive power of art.

Find more information about the film here: www.almostthereproject.com

 

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