Documentary Film Of The Day - In The Realms Of The Unreal...
Sorry about the lack of posts lately. There's probably gonna be a flurry of them today, so try to keep up.
Today's documentary is perfect for anyone who has liked my other documentary choices that involved eccentric people. It's about a man named Henry Darger, of whom there are only three known photographs. Henry had a turbulent childhood and ended up living a solitary life in Chicago, working as a janitor for the Catholic church. Henry was always in his own little world, according to the few people that knew him. Actually, no one really knew him. After his death, his landlord discovered massive amounts of written material and artwork which included a biography and a 15,000 page epic novel. The movie is fascinating and weird and brings to life many of Darger's illustrations. I highly recommend this one. It was also cool to learn from the credits that an old school acquaintance, Marlene Haegele, was involved in the production.