Midwest Film Series: Almost There

Showtime at 7pm
followed by  Q & A WITH VISITING DIRECTOR Dan Rybicky
***$7 Suggested Donation***

Featured in the NY TIMES, and hailed by critics as one of 2015’s best documentaries, after an award-winning worldwide festival run and celebrated theatrical release in New York, LA, and Chicago,
ALMOST THERE and it’s DIRECTOR are coming to Viroqua for a SPECIAL SCREENING

as part of the new Ark Cinema’s June Midwest Film Series, featuring regionally-inspired and focused films.


Film Synopsis
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 AaronWickenden, 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.

“The Midwest Film series is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.”