Almost There

82 year-old Peter Anton has spent decades obsessively chronicling his life story in a massive, illustrated autobiography titled “Almost There,” and nothing – not poverty, obscurity, isolation or crippling disabilities – will stop him from seeing it published. What conflicts arise when filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden befriend this “outsider artist” and help him get his work shown publicly for the first time is the dramatic center of the film.

See previews of our new work at The Post Family's Comfort Station residency

At 7pm on March 12, Kartemquin filmmakers will show clips of new films and invite discussion with the audience as part of The Post Family's curatorial residency at Comfort Station, a multi-disciplinary art space situated in in the heart of Logan Square, Chicago. The audience at this free event will be able to see sneak peeks and discuss these new films - all yet to premiere in Chicago - with the filmmakers and Kartemquin's executive director Justine Nagan and director of communications and distribution Tim Horsburgh. The featured films are: Almost There, presented by co-director Dan Rybicky. Continued