Nov 9-13, 2017

Almost There

with director Dan Rybicky

Run Time: 93 Mins USA Language: English

Synopsis

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.

Fascinating, funny, and delicate, Almost There documents the first major exhibition of Peter Anton’s artwork, facilitated by the filmmakers.

Compelled to help the hilarious and heartbreaking Anton survive, Wickenden and Rybicky are forced to face the ethical complexities and potential conflicts inherent in every subject-filmmaker, artist-curator, helper-helpee relationship. 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.

Beautiful…the heart of Almost There lies in the unmistakable persistence of compassion, seen not only in the directors, but also in the people who choose to help a man who struggles mightily to help himself.

– Seth Boster, Vox Magazine

Almost There

with director Dan Rybicky

 

SUNDANCE 2 | SUN NOV 15 | 7:30 PM

 

USA, 2014

Directed by Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden

Written by Dan Rybicky

Cinematography by Aaron Wickenden

Editing by Aaron Wickenden

Music by Joshua Abrams

Cast: Peter Anton

Running time: 93 mins

 

 

Film Details

Directed by Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden
Written by Dan Rybicky
Cinematography by Aaron Wickenden
Editing by Aaron Wickenden
Music by Joshua Abrams
Cast: Peter Anton

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