October 27, 2014 3:24 pm
Curated by filmmaker and President of the International Documentary Association Board, Marjan Safinia, the ArcLight Documentary Series "brings some of the best documentary films of the year to ArcLight Hollywood’s cinephile audience." Marj stated that she is "really thrilled to be bringing this fantastic film to the ArcLight Doc Series for its LA premiere. Its absolutely riveting, haunting, and moving. One of those that sticks with you long after the lights are up."
The LA premiere comes a week after the film's world premiere at DOC NYC on November 15th and an encore screening on the 17th (get details and tickets). Wickenden and Rybicky will attend all 3 screenings in NYC and LA.
Almost There follows 83-year-old Peter Anton, an 'outsider' artist living in isolated and crippling conditions whose world changes when two filmmakers discover his work and storied past. Shot over eight years, Almost There documents Anton's first major exhibition and how the controversy it generates forces him to leave his childhood home. Each layer revealed reflects on the intersections of social norms, elder care, and artistic expression.
Last week, the first trailer for the premiered on IndieWIRE, and was also featured at /Film, where Christopher Stipp wrote that it was: "Heartbreaking. This is one trailer you think is going to zig only for it to zag horribly... just whets the appetite."