Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden’s profile of an outsider artist debuted at DOC NYC last week. It now makes its LA premiere as the closing film of the ArcLight Doc Series’ Winter season.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
After Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden meet octogenarian Peter Anton, they become fascinated by a series of elaborate autobiographical collage diaries that the eccentric outsider artist has created, stretching back decades. Becoming enmeshed in his life – as they later learn, like so many before them – the filmmakers help him mount a gallery exhibition for the first time, which leads to unanticipated revelations about Anton’s past, a radical change in his unfathomable living situation, and complex questions about the limits of altruism.