** REVEALING HENRY DARGER / IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL **
Wednesday, December 29, 2004, 7pm Directors Guild of America 7920 Sunset Boulevard Theater 2 Los Angeles, California 90046
Wellspring Media and the Graphic Arts Council of LACMA Presents:
REVEALING HENRY DARGER
An evening film screening & discussion of the acclaimed new Henry Darger documentary, IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL, by Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu.
IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL explores the parallel lives of legendary outsider artist Henry Darger. Reclusive janitor by day, visionary artist by night, Darger's 15,000 page novel and hundreds of brilliant watercolor paintings detail the exploits of the Vivian Girls, seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against godless, child-enslaving men.
Featuring the voices of Dakota Fanning (I AM SAM, CAT IN THE HAT) and Larry Pine (THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, THE ICE STORM), with music by Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal and the work of a team of animators, this innovative feature length documentary reflects the uniqueness of its subject, employing vivid animation and experimental elements to immerse us in Darger's world and all its strange beauty. Brought to life on film, Darger's works reverberate with universal themes: the search for meaning, control, connection, and moral direction.
A discussion with the filmmakers -- Jessica Yu (director), Susan West (producer), Kara Vallow (animation producer) and Meher Gourjian (animator) -- w