Magical Universe

Magical Universe

DVD - 2015
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A portrait of Al Carbee, an 88-year-old reclusive outsider artist who spends his days alone in a massive house in Maine creating art. The film explores Carbee's story through the prism of his unlikely friendship with New York filmmaker Jeremy Workman, who unexpectedly becomes Carbee's closest friend and only link to the outside world.
Publisher: New York, NY : Sundance Selects, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD-ED 709.2 MAGICAL
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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BlastedHeath
Nov 21, 2015

A touching and fascinating documentary about the magical universe of Al Carbee, an outsider artist who created photos and collages using Barbie dolls bought at thrift shops. Carbee described himself as a "creative person" who had to create. "What can you do?" he said. Discovered by filmmaker Jeremy Workman and his girlfriend Astrid while they were on vacation in Maine, Carbee and his art were finally introduced to his community and the world. His magical universe, which so easily might have been lost without trace, is a place of strange wonders, and well worth a visit.

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