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 also is funny and utterly resilient. The film’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.
Factory 25 to release Almost There in theaters and on VOD this December
November 12, 2015 9:46 am
Almost There nominated for Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award
November 11, 2015 5:04 pm
Almost There wins at Indie Memphis for "Visionary Storytelling"
November 10, 2015 9:37 am
Houston Cinema Arts Festival to Host Tribute to Kartemquin Films
November 3, 2015 12:57 pm