HHM Film Series: “Almost There” (Documentary)
Saturday, November 21st @ 4:30pm
Delta College Planetarium
100 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708
Please join us for the second film in this year’s film series!
Co-Director Dan Rybicky will be in attendance for Q&A.
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. 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.
HHM Photo Gallery
What is Hell’s Half Mile?
Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival is more than an event for those who simply appreciate film and music. It’s a grassroots effort to develop a community that participates in the arts. In our 9-year history we have brought scores of independent films, filmmakers, actors and bands from all over the country to downtown Bay City. We’ve also brought in thousands of attendees, many from the Great Lakes Bay Region, but others coming in from all over the state of Michigan and beyond.
Much like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the annual Bay City Fireworks celebration, Hell’s Half Mile has become a tentpole event in mid-Michigan. With so many out of town guests, HHM has become a great opportunity to show off everything Bay City and the Great Lakes Bay Region has to offer.
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