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Almost There

“A quietly spectacular exploration of aging, outsider art, and cats.”
– Sam Adams, Indiewire/Criticwire

“Accidental, affectionate, surprising, affirming. See it.”
Jeff Truesdell, People Magazine

For many, Peter Anton’s house embodies an end-of-life nightmare: the utility companies long ago shut off the heat and electricity, the floorboards are rotting, and the detritus of a chaotic life is precariously stacked to the ceiling. But for the filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden, Anton’s home is a treasure trove, a startling collection of unseen and fascinating paintings, drawings, and notebooks, not to mention Anton himself, a character worthy of his own reality TV show. Though aging, infirm, cranky, and solitary, Anton also is funny and utterly resilient. the film’s remarkable journey follows a gifted artist through startling twists and turns. By its quietly satisfying ending, Almost There has provided enough human drama for a season of soap operas, plus insights into mental illness, aging in America, and the redemptive power of art. (2015 True/False Fest synopsis)

Directed and Produced by Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky
Edited and Cinematography by Aaron Wickenden
Written and Sound recorded by Dan Rybicky
Executive Produced by Justine Nagan and Gordon Quinn
Music Composed by Joshua Abrams

Documentary Subject: Peter Anton

Festivals: Festivals: DOC NYC, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, True False Film Festival, Geneva Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Sebastopol Film Festival, Midwest Independent Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Nantucket Film Festival, Indy Film Fest, Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, EBS International Documentary Festival – EIDF, Camden International Film Festival, Big Eddy Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival, IF Film Festival – Louisville, Dallas VideoFest, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Driftless Film Festival, Cork Film Festival, Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Bisbee Film Festival

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