Almost There
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Sat, Apr 18, 2015 1:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4Sun, Apr 19, 2015 6:15 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Almost There
Programs:Documentaries
Tags:Arts
Social Justice
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2014
Runtime:93
Type:Documentary Feature
Awards:Best Exploration of Documentary Ethics - Columbia Daily Tribune
Jury Award Finalist - Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Country:USA
Language:English
Spanish
Website:kartemquin.com/films/almost-there
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/109723683
Cast/Crew
Director:Aaron Wickenden
Dan Rybicky
Producer:Aaron Wickenden
Dan Rybicky
Cinematographer:Aaron Wickenden
David Schalliol
Editor:Aaron Wickenden
Principal Cast:Peter Anton
Screenwriter:Dan Rybicky
Description

Filmmaker attending.

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 - aging, infirm, cranky, solitary, and utterly resilient. 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.