Camera: Jake King and Kepler Bico Auguste. Sound: Scott Nawrocki. Edited by: Jake King
John McGill Banned
Documentary, 60 min. USA
Directed by Michael A. Broz
John McGill is a hard-working father, ex-husband, artist, craftsman, alcohol-abusing, Brooklyn nomad, living and working with the formidable demons that shape his life.
But even as his struggles continue, he remains remarkably cheery about his situation and intensely dedicated to his art and the dream. “If you can get it before you go – smile dying.”
Shot in a handful of days over 5 weeks time, John McGill Banned follows John McGill navigating life on the fringe – hustling for work, trying to get paid, showing his artwork and securing a place to sleep. It’s a heavy, yet entertaining, load that gets expressed musically in his latest creative endeavor, the lyrical, hip-hop explorations of The John McGill BANNED.
"John McGill Banned" follows John McGill through his days and nights as a Brooklyn nomad, working and playing in the borough he calls "home."