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Film Screening- Almost There 

When: Thu., Oct. 13, 8 p.m. 2016
Phone: (843) 953-4422
Price: Free to attend
halsey.cofc.edu/events/film-screening-almost-there

Are we there yet?

What pops into your mind’s eye when you think of growing old? A bingo card? The beige hallways of an old folks home? Artist Peter Anton eschewed these conventions in favor of a condemned building and a lifetime’s worth of junk. Almost There is a film about what it means to grow old in America, how this process can be complicated by mental illness, and how the whole bizarre panoply of life can be redeemed by art. Filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden follow Peter Anton through his house, which from the outside looks like a death trap. The utilities have been shut off for years and the walls are literally crumbling around him. But inside, the house contains a shocking collection of paintings, journals, sketches, and other art that Anton had made over the years. Determined to form a coherent future out of a fractured past, Rybicky and Wickenden set out to host an exhibition of all the old art. A Q&A session with Dan Rybicky will follow the screening.

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