Thursday, September 12, 2019
My Autonomous Neighbor (2019) Camden International Film Festival 2019
A one of a kind film about a one of a kind artist this is a walk on the creative side as director Negroponte uses various techniques, including a clip art cinema approach to telling the story of an artist who needs to be noted (The film is was unsurprisingly produced by Guy Maddin). I was resistant to the film’s charms at first but watching the blending of cinema technique and the art being created on screen pulled me in. I was utterly enthralled by this outsider artist who is giving everything for his art. In a weird way this is the life that most artists would love to lead, which is allowing the passion to direct what we are doing.
I really liked this film a great deal. It opened my eyes to a way of seeing Watching it I realized it would make a killer double feature with Jeremy Workman’s MAGICAL UNIVERSE about similar outsider artist Al Carbee.