My Name Is Alan and I Paint Pictures
|My Name Is Alan and I Paint Pictures|
|Directed by||Johnny Boston|
|Produced by||Colleen Ryan|
|Written by||Johnny Boston|
|Edited by||Todd Drezner|
The documentary My Name is Alan, and I Paint Pictures focuses on Alan Russel-Cowan, a street painter diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, as he works to break his way into the professional art world.
The film also addresses larger issues which directly or indirectly affect Alan. Subjects addressed include the treatment and diagnosis of Paranoid Schizophrenia; the therapeutic benefits of art for mental illness; and the path to success for artists and the politics of the art establishment.
The film had an art-house theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles in 2007 and 2008.
Most recently My Name is Alan... was shown on the Ovation Arts Network in February and May 2009.
- http://www.villagevoice.com/2007-09-11/film/my-name-is-alan-and-i-paint-pictures/ A September 11th 2007 review of the film from The Village Voice
- http://www.alanstreets.com/images/New_York_Times_Sept_19_07.pdf A September 19th 2007 review of the film from The New York Times
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