James Condos makes art inhabited by creatures real and fantastical, full of color, pattern, and word play. A self-taught artist, James lives in a small town in Southern Oregon and struggles daily with the challenges of mental illness while pursuing his lifelong dream of being an artist. This remarkably candid film paints an intimate portrait of a life colored by childhood abandonment and violence and redeemed by forgiveness and purpose. Runtime 50 minutes.
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Award Winning Documentary
Director/Producer Jeff Krolick has worked in the mental health field for 26 years as a direct service provider and administrator. He was the Oregon Psychiatric Association’s recipient of their 2010 Access Award for his efforts over the past decade promoting supported employment in Oregon. His experience assisting individuals with mental illness as they establish meaningful and satisfying lives inspired Jeff to film this portrait of James, his challenges in life and his triumphs through art. Jeff received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Buffalo. He grew up splicing film and striking arcs in the projection booths of his father’s movie theaters. Jeff also pursues a career as a professional photographer and exhibits nationally. He has been the recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission fellowship and a Silvereye Center for Photography Fellowship. His work can be seen at: Website.
FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING LOCATION
Outsider Artist James condos documentary film screening
30 George Square