My top 10 movies – Greer Nicholson

It’s the halfway point in 2012. I’ve been busy blogging in a bunch of different places and organising events and – well, just having a very full life. But I have been asked to post a top 10, so here goes. Let’s see how many make the whole year top ten! 1) John Carter: Yes I know…

International Festival of Films on Art- Review in Art Press No.390

TRANSCRIBING HISTORY Sharing the tools used by art historians, a filmmaker can also delve into the past in search of clues, traces and analytical elements. The British director Mark Stokes’s movie Revolution of the Night: the Enigma of Henry Darger is a sensitive attempt to unearth the story of this major outsider art figure who…

“The latest and best cinematic treatment of Darger’s art and life” ARTINFO.COM

From Outtakes – David D’Arcy on film – ARTINFO.COM David D’Arcy’s Review of Chris Sullivan’s ‘Consuming Spirits’: While watching Consuming Spirits, I was haunted by what looked like its affinities with Henry Darger (1892-1973), the janitor who lived alone in Chicago – where Sullivan lives – and wrote and drew endless sagas of interplanetary war…

THE ART NEWSPAPER Vol. XXI, No. 233

Revolutions of the Night: The Enigma of Henry Darger Directed by Mark Stokes. One of the most celebrated “outsider” artists, whose work has fetched close to $100m, Chicago hospital porter and recluse Darger would almost certainly have been forgotten about after his death in 1973 had it not been for his landlord, photographer Nathan Lerner,…

Darger Preview in Paris

‘Profitable Day for a Lost Child’ (Detail) Henry Darger Revolutions of the Night: The Enigma of Henry Darger previews at Galerie Christian Berst, 3-5 Passage des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris on September 14. The documentary is to be shown as part of Travelling Brut #1, the gallery’s inaugural film season, and the screening followed by a Q&A with director…

Darger in Washington, DC

A special preview screening and discussion chaired by David L. Downing PsyD, ABPP with director Mark Stokes at the American Psychological Association’s 119th Convention in Washington, DC. The annual convention of the American Psychological Association is the largest gathering of psychologists and psychology students in the world, which each year attracts 12,000 – 15,000 or…