Thursday, May 20, 2010
Jessica Yu's movie on Henry Darger, In the realms of the unreal, is sad and beautiful, a winding universe of old photos of lost boys and nuns, animations of Henry's illustrations, scraps and tangled pieces of dirty twine.
Henry Darger is the neighbor you never get to know, an abused child disguised as a sad loner, a defender of all lost children that doesn't dare speak or interact with anyone else but his one friend and his rich world of imagination.
I could say so much more, but instead I urge you to watch the film.
For more on his art see this previous post.