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Summary

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 television 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. Produced by Kartemquin Films.

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