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|Film Screening: My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures|
|Date||Friday September 12|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|600 4th St, West Sacramento - corner of 4th & F in West Sac.|
|Organizer/Author||Movies on a Big Screen|
|screenings [at] shiny-object.com|
|Address||600 4th St, West Sacramento|
7:00 PM - Admission: $5.00
Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento (corner of 4th & F in West Sac).
My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures
A five year chronicle about Alan Streets, a paranoid schizophrenic, as he struggles to succeed as an artist in New York City. Alan’s struggles and difficulties as an artist are so fully delineated that one is left wondering if Alan’s paranoia is generated by his illness or rather is just part of the reality of trying to make it as an artist in New York City. Whatever the case, the viewer comes away from this memorable film with a heightened appreciation for all artists, a better understanding of a complex disease - and the fervent hope that Alan will somehow persevere.
Criticized by some viewers as bordering on exploitive, while others have praised it as an insightful look into the worlds of art and mental illness - we, as always, leave it up to you to decide what you think.
Please note that there is some very heavy British accents in this, and bits of the film are out of aspect ratio.
"There is no shortage of documentaries about mentally ill artists, but 'My Name Is Alan and I Paint Pictures,' finds a fresh way into the subject" -- New York Times