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Movies @Mingei

Friday July 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This summer spend your Friday nights at the Museum. Enjoy a different award-winning documentary film each week, in addition to wine, beer, food, and extended hours in the galleries. Each week’s film(s) will focus on a different self-taught artist, some featured in the Museum’s current exhibition SELF-TAUGHT GENIUS, from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

Film Synopsis:

“Reclusive janitor by day, visionary artist by night, outsider artist Henry Darger moved through life virtually unnoticed. But after his death, a treasure trove was discovered in his one-room Chicago apartment: a staggering 15,000-page novel and hundreds of illustrations that continue to inspire artists around the world. With dreamlike animation, poignant narration by Dakota Fanning and a haunting musical score, Academy Award winner Jessica Yu fashions a bold and beautiful film. In the Realms of the Unreal immerses us in Darger’s startling universe of innocence and pain, showing how he forged magic out of the bleakest of lives. A co-presentation with the Independent Television Service (ITVS).”

For more information about In Realms of the Unreal, visit pbs.org.


Friday July 10, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free with Admission
Information Phone:
(619) 704-7495
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Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101-1617 United States
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