Kartemquin Films has just released the trailer for the coming-of-(old)-age documentary “Almost There” directed by Aaron Wickenden (of “The Interrupters”) and Dan Rybicky.
Per Kartemquin’s synopsis, the film 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.”
The film will premiere at DOCNYC, the largest documentary festival in the U.S, on November 15 and will screen alongside three other Kartemquin films including “On Beauty,” “Life Itself” and the newly restored “Hoop Dreams.”
From the trailer, it seems as though the filmmakers are as integral to the film’s arc as the subject is. Check it out below:
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