Darger still REVOLUTIONS OF THE NIGHT THE ENIGMA OF HENRY DARGER
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About the Film

We 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 world.

From incredible chance discovery to worldwide fascination, this is the strange afterlife of the last great unknown artist of the 20th Century.

 

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Opp: Darger's scrapbooks/ Henry Darger 'At Jennie Richee. Hard pressed during storm...' (Detail)



Henry Darger's art and writings © Kiyoko Lerner - Screenshots and text © Quale Films