In the Realms of the Unreal
March 15, 2013
ArtsEmerson the World on Stage presents: In the Realms of the Unreal
After living a solitary and poverty-stricken life, all Henry Darger has to show for himself is a series of menial jobs and a 15,000-page novel. He has secretly passed the hours away constructing this epic saga of illustrated fantasy, heroism and drama fraught with religious imagery, but now the final moments of his life are spent in a hospital when his masterpiece is discovered. Atypical in its documentary style due to Darger’s obscurity as a janitor with only three known photographs of him, Dakota Fanning narrates and Larry Pine voice-acts the role of Darger himself. Compiling interviews with neighbors and further discovering his other journalistic and autobiographical writings, viewers explore the mind and world of Henry Darger, The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion.