IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL...
In The Realms of the Unreal: The Myster of Henry Darger is my new favorite documentary. This movie was amazing! I don't buy a lot of movies but I'll be buying this one sometime soon.
Henry Darger worked all his life in menial jobs in Chicago. Living alone and in poverty, he had no friends or close family. Spending all his off hours alone, he whiled away the hours working on a 15,000 page illustrated novel called The Realms of the Unreal. A stunning amalgam of religious imagery, fantasy, and heroic drama, the work was only discovered after Darger was moved to a hospital during the last days of his life. Darger also wrote journals and an autobiography. The documentary uses interviews with Darger's neighbors and narration of passages from his works, along with his illustrations, to explore the mind and work of Henry Darger.
If you've seen it or end up seeing it let me know what you think!