"A true original of a true original!
Magical Universe has reaped rave reviews and awards –
and shown the spotlight on Albert Nickerson Carbee,
undoubtedly one of the 20th century’s most unique artists.
Affectionate... Whimsical... Engaging"
–Mark Burger, Yes! Weekly
"Fascinating! Having won awards at numerous film festivals,
'Magical Universe' is one of the most compelling documentaries
about an artist to have come along in quite a while."
–Edward M. Gómez, HYPERALLERGIC
"Strange and beautiful...
Crafted in a style that brings us practically inside
the brain of the 88-year old outsider artist...
Filled with jack-in-the-box surprises!"
- Lauren Wissot, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
A tender portrait of the artist
as a weirdly gifted, wildly prolific, and strange man."
A CRITIC'S PICK!
- Michael Rechtshaffen, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"[Director Jeremy] Workman has an especial talent
for crafting compact emotional arcs,
and he captures the poignancy of Carbee's drive to create ideal images...
This story is about tenderness and empathy."
- Abby Garnett, VILLAGE VOICE
A DVDVerdict.com Weekly Pick
"One of the best documentaries of the year...
Quietly stunning and endlessly thought-provoking...
As it moves quickly along, it just gets better, deeper,
more resonant and profound, more humane, moving."
-James van Maanen, TRUST MOVIES
"A moving story about staying trueto one's passion,
and the dogged devotion of a creative person to his art."
-Emily Burnham, BANGOR DAILY NEWS
"A splendid job of capturing Carbee's childlike wonder
about the process of creativity, his identity as an artist,
and the joy he derives from his art!"
-George Heymont, HUFFINGTON POST
Huffington Post calls Magical Universe
one of 15 Documentaries to watch out for in 2014
FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT IN THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS:
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to create his intricate, surreal, self-referential universe."
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