In The Realms Of The Unreal: The Mystery Of Henry Darger

In The Realms Of The Unreal: The Mystery Of Henry Darger

In The Realms Of The Unreal: The Mystery Of Henry Darger

Documentary looking back at the life and work of outsider artist & writer Henry Darger. Darger was an unknown - a friendless janitor and church goer. After his death though, his work was discovered in his home - including endless artworks and a 15,000 page novel following the exploits of the 'Vivian Girls', seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against godless, child-enslaving men. His work "shows how he forged magic out of the bleakest of lives, leaving a legacy that has inspired other artists around the world."

2006Rating: PG, contains adult themes81 minsUSA
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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

She [Yu] lets Darger and his art do the talking. And that, alone, is plenty to captivate an audience...

BBC

BBC

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In The Realms Of The Unreal is an intriguing portrait of the double-life of outsider artist Henry Darger... Jessica Yu's documentary immerses us in the world of a reclusive individual's bizarre imagination...

4.0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

She [Yu] lets Darger and his art do the talking. And that, alone, is plenty to captivate an audience...

BBC

BBC

press

In The Realms Of The Unreal is an intriguing portrait of the double-life of outsider artist Henry Darger... Jessica Yu's documentary immerses us in the world of a reclusive individual's bizarre imagination...

4.0

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