My top 10 movies of 2012, so far – 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,…