Bolinas, California is an ocean-side town that teeters on the edge of the Pacific and is a haunt not unlike a Steinbeck novel. It serves as the living backdrop for my film about a 90 yr. old artist, Peter Lee Brownlee, his zany friends and a woman who wants to save his paintings from ruination.
A lesson in socio-anthropology; it is a study that focuses on contemporary human beings in social groups. Granted it is rather unorthodox, but it still reflects the underlying logics of social behavior. It is a story of love on many levels. The protagonist discusses how he sees his place as a house of refuge where he allows anyone who needs a place to stay, to do so. He doesn't know how many people live with him and he doesn't care. He has a dear relationship with his Butler even though he says he hates him. His Butler still continues to serve him taking off his shoes and heating up his food after being verbally abused several times. Additionally, viewing all the different ethnic and economic status' of these groups and how they interact in this very small isolated California coastal town (that has remained unchanged for years) is a socio-anthropological study of its own. More information at paintingbolinas.com.