The Man Behind 55,000 Dresses

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Showing In

Shorts 1: It's An Obsession
Roxie Theatre Sat, Jun 6, 2015 2:30 PM
That unfathomable and sometimes unexplainable need to do something or believe in something or someone is what ties these shorts together. Spear hunting, maps, the Renaissance Faire, Mars, ballroom gowns, Santa and (for some) an unacceptable desire are all explored in these never boring and often fascinating docs. -JM
Shorts 1: It's An Obsession
Roxie Theatre Tue, Jun 9, 2015 7:01 PM
That unfathomable and sometimes unexplainable need to do something or believe in something or someone is what ties these shorts together. Spear hunting, maps, the Renaissance Faire, Mars, ballroom gowns, Santa and (for some) an unacceptable desire are all explored in these never boring and often fascinating docs. -JM
Film Info
Director:Stacey Stone
Running Time:17

Description

Who is the man Behind 55,000 Dresses? Why did he collect dresses for 56 years? These are some of the questions explored by this film. Sometimes when you try to hide something about yourself, there are tells that give it away. Imperceptible nuances can bring the audience another viewpoint about the desire to collect. The hardships of his life as a child, and the horrors of the Second World War affected him, however there is a deeper need for his desire to buy dresses. The documentary attempts to delve into the reasons for Paul’s obsessive collection through present day interviews, archival footage, public sales and private appointments to sell the dresses. Come in and follow the zany life full of contradictions. Is it love or a lie? Remember everyone has a secret.