witness the various shocked early reactions to Darger’s controversial
imagery, trace the origins of the myths surrounding Darger and see how
the man who was totally dismissed in his own lifetime profoundly changed
the lives of those who encountered him.
The film interweaves the compelling story of the Darger discovery with an
unforgettable evocation of the world in Darger's own words, giving
startling new insights into Darger’s controversial work, his secret past
and the hidden life of Chicago.
'Revolutions of the Night' shows Darger in a radically
different light, and nearly 40 years after his death, Henry Darger
emerges from the shadows as an astute commentator on the contemporary
From incredible chance discovery to worldwide fascination, this is the strange afterlife of the last great unknown artist of the 20th Century.