Film Review – In The Realms of the Unreal

Darger example

This is a fascinating documentary about reclusive artist Henry Darger who produced some of the most arresting and original American outsider/folk art of the 20th century. Probably not many people have heard of him… I know I hadn’t. Darger walked a fine line between madness and manic genius, but there is little question of his talent. To understand his art, one must understand his life, and the film seeks to make that link. The filmmaker is clearly enchanted by the work. I won’t reveal too much, but this film is a must-see for art appreciators.

Grade: A, for pure charm, and for championing the cause of a great under appreciated artist


March 4, 2008 - Posted by | Film |

1 Comment »

  1. Overwhelming blog regarding Folk art.Its nice that Henry Darger the genious in the field of folk art is now come in the media with an movie on folk art. I am eagerly waiting for this moment.I would get more information on folk art from his movie. Thanks for giving this information.

    Comment by Folk Art | March 6, 2008 | Reply

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