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"Almost There means not getting what you set out for."

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 Aaron Wickenden, 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. Rybicky and Wickenden’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.
(2015 True/False Festival synopsis)

WORLD PREMIERE : DOC NYC - November 2014
LOS ANGELES PREMIERE: ArcLight Documentary Series: curated by IDA's Marjan Safinia - November 2014
CHICAGO PREMIERE: Gene Siskel Film Center Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Premieres - January 2015
MONTANA PREMIERE: BIG SKY Documentary Film Festival - February 2015
MICHIGAN PREMIERE: UICA Grand Rapids - February 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Big Muddy Film Festival - February 2015
MISSOURI PREMIERE: TRUE/FALSE Film Festival - March 2015
WINNER: EMERGING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER AWARD: Geneva Film Festival - March 2013
OHIO PREMIERE: Cleveland International Film Festival - March 2015
JURY AWARD FINALIST: Sebastopol Film Festival - March 2013
WISCONSIN PREMIERE: Wisconsin Film Festival - April 2015
FLORIDA PREMIERE: Sarasota Film Festival - April 2015
MINNESOTA PREMIERE: Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Festival - April 2015
ARIZONA PREMIERE: Arizona International Film Festival - April 2015
Special screening: Wexner Arts Center, Columbus, OH - April 2015
Special screening: CIMMFest/Lake FX, Chicago, IL - April 2015

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Kartemquin Films is a home for independent media makers who seek to create social change through film. With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on over 45 years of


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Kartemquin Films is a home for independent media makers who seek to create social change through film. With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on over 45 years of being Chicago's documentary powerhouse.

Kartemquin sparks democracy through documentary. Their films, such as The Interrupters, Hoop Dreams, and The New Americans, are among the most acclaimed documentaries of all time, leaving a lasting impact on millions of viewers.

Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. kartemquin.com

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