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In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger (2004)

In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger
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Larry Pine Larry Pine
Henry Darger
Dakota Fanning Dakota Fanning
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Frier McCollister Frier McCollister
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Wally Wingert Wally Wingert
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Janice Hong Janice Hong
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Ruby McCollister Ruby McCollister
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Paul Robert Langdon Paul Robert Langdon
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Mary O Mary O'Donnell
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Description: Henry Darger worked all his life in menial jobs in Chicago. Living alone and in poverty, he had no friends or close family. Spending all his off hours alone, he whiled away the hours working on a 15,000 page illustrated novel called The Realms of the Unreal. A stunning amalgam of religious imagery, fantasy, and heroic drama, the work was only discovered after Darger was moved to a hospital during the last days of his life. Darger also wrote journals and an autobiography. The documentary uses interviews with Darger's neighbors and narration of passages from his works, along with his illustrations, to explore the mind and work of ... (more)
Release date: 29 March 2008
UPC: 720917545820
Tags: Documentary (4), Biography (3), Art (2), Recluse (1), True Films 200 (1), War (1), 81 Min. (1), Religion (1), Color (1), Illinois (1), Usa (1), Chicago (1), (1), Janitor (1), 2004 (1), Orphan (1), 00s (1), Fantasy (1), American (1), America (1)
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