My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures (2007)

My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures

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Producer-director Johnny Boston's documentary My Name Is Alan and I Paint Pictures etches out a haunting portrait of Alan Streets, a gifted young artist residing and working in New York -- who also just happens to be a schizophrenic. The film follows Streets during and after his residence in New York's Bellevue Hospital; the artist exudes undeniable talent, but as he treks out each morning to paint cityscapes (independently of the weather that unfurls before him), the schizophrenia proves so … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Written By: Johnny Boston
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On DVD: Jul 21, 2009
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Critic Reviews for My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Tastelessly hyper-stylized...

Full Review… | September 25, 2007
Village Voice
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There is no shortage of documentaries about mentally ill artists, but My Name Is Alan and I Paint Pictures finds a fresh way into the subject.

September 19, 2007
New York Times
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True to its title, My Name Is Alan and I Paint Pictures sees the world through its subject's childlike eyes.

Full Review… | September 23, 2007
Slant Magazine

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