Linda Brazeau (Director, UWM Art Collection and Galleries; Senior Lecturer) and Kate Negri (Academic Department Associate) attended the 2015 Milwaukee Film Sponsor Kick-Off at the Grain Exchange on Thursday, September 3, 2015. Linda and Kate met other Community Partners and Sponsors, received materials about our film, and viewed trailers of films in the festival.
A thought-provoking documentary about outsider art perfect for fans of MFF14’s Art
and Craft, Almost There is the eight-year Midwestern odyssey of two filmmakers and the 83-year-old artist they’ve discovered. Peter Anton is as outside as an artist could possibly get — living in a home literally crumbling around him and surrounded by personal diaries of collage art. It takes the efforts of filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden to secure him his first gallery show. But controvery follows when information about Anton’s complex history comes to light, secrets that whisk him out of his childhood home and into elder care.
Saturday, Sept. 26 – 12:45 PM – Downer Theater
Tuesday, Sept. 29 – 7:00 PM – Times Cinema
Sunday, Oct. 4 – 9:45 PM – Avalon Theater
Sponsored by: Milwaukee Art Museum; Art City
Community Partners: UWM Department of Art History/Art History Gallery; Riverwest Public House; Portrait Society Gallery
IN THE PICTURE
L-R: Linda Brazeau, Kate Negri