Watch the first trailer for Almost There

Ahead of the film's world premiere at DOC NYC, we've released the first trailer for Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden's Almost There.

The trailer premiered exclusively on IndieWIRE, where Rachel Bernstein noted the film's "unconventional" nature and guessed that "it seems as though the filmmakers are as integral to the film's arc as the subject is."

Almost There follows 83-year-old Peter Anton, an 'outsider' artist living in isolated and crippling conditions whose world changes when two filmmakers discover his work and storied past. Shot over eight years, 'Almost There' documents Anton's first major exhibition and how the controversy it generates forces him to leave his childhood home. Each layer revealed reflects on the intersections of social norms, elder care, and artistic expression.

Tickets are now on sale for its world premiere on Saturday November 15th, 6:45pm at Bowtie Chelsea Cinemas. The directors and Kartemquin staff will be attending, as we have four films playing the festival.

Kartemquin at DOC NYC

On Beauty - New York premiere!
POINT + SHOOT SHORTS
SAT 15, NOON
IFC Center

Almost There - World Premiere!
SAT NOV 15, 6:45 PM
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

Life Itself
SAT NOV 15, 9:15 PM
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

Life Itself
SUN NOV 16, 11 AM
SVA theatre

Hoop Dreams - 20th anniversary
SUN NOV 16, 1:30PM
IFC Center

Almost There
MON NOV 17, 1PM
IFC Center

FINISH YOUR DOC MASTERCLASS: EDITING - with Aaron Wickenden.
TUE NOV 18, 10:30AM
IFC Center

Also in New York in November!
The Homestretch will screen at the Maysles Cinema from Saturday, November 22nd through Wednesday, November 26th. Save the dates! Filmmakers Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly will attend multiple screenings. Get tickets.